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HERCULES RULES TARIFF HRCF 100 - TABLE OF CONTENTS
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ABBREVIATIONS, UNIFORM
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCE MARKS - UNIFORM
ABBREVIATIONS, US STATES / CN PROVINCES - 2 LETTER CODES
ADVANCING / PAYING CHARGES
ALLOWANCE OR DISCOUNT TARIFFS
APPLICATION OF RATES - EXEMPT COMMODITIES
APPLICATION OF TARIFF - CLASS RATES
ARRIVAL NOTICE / UNDELIVERED FREIGHT
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BASING - CANADIAN ZIP CODES
BILLS OF LADING - CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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CALIFORNIA COMPLIANCE SURCHARGE
CARRIER LIMITED LIABILITY FAK SHIPMENTS
CLAIMS – LOSS AND DAMAGE
CLAIMS - OVERCHARGE AND DUPLICATE PAYEMENT
COLLECTION OF CHARGES
COLLECTION OF CHARGES
COLLECT ON DELIVERY (COD) SHIPMENTS
COLLECT ON DELIVERY (COD) / ORDER NOTIFY SHIPMENTS
CONTAINERS
CONTROL AND EXCLUSIVE USE OF VEHICLE OR DOUBLES TRAILER
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DECLARED / RELEASED VALUE
DEFINITIONS
DENSITY - METHOD OF DETERMINING
DETENTION / SCHEDULED FOR LOADING OR UNLOADING
DETENTION WITH POWER
DETENTION WITHOUT POWER
DETENTION WITH POWER
DISTANCES, MILEAGES AND ROUTES
DIVERSION OR RECONSIGNMENT
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EQUIPMENT
EQUIPMENT, SUITABILITY OF
EXTREME LENGTH
EXTRA LABOR FOR LOADING OR UNLOADING
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GOVERNING TARIFFS
-----H-----
HANDLING CHARGES INSIDE PICKUP / DELIVERY
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
HIGH COST SERVICE AREA SURCHARGE
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IB - IN BOND SHIPMENT CHARGE
IMPRACTICABLE OPERATIONS
-----L-----
LOADING SERVICE BY CONSIGNOR / UNLOADING SERVICE BY CONSIGNEE
-----M-----
MABD – MUST ARRIVE BY DATE
MARKING / TAGGING FREIGHT
MAXIMUM CHARGE
MAXIMUM WEIGHTS
MEXICO SHIPMENT LIABILITIES
MINIMUM CHARGE - CUBIC CAPACITY
MIXED SHIPMENT ARTICLES
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NOTIFICATION PRIOR TO DELIVERY
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OPERATIONS, SCOPE OF
-----P-----
PACKING OR PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS
PALLETIZED SHIPMENTS / PALLETS, RETURN OF
PFF - PROTECTION AGAINST FREEZING
PICKUP SERVICE - AT PRIVATE RESIDENCE
PICKUP SERVICE - GENERAL APPLICATION
PICKUP SERVICE - ON SUNDAYS OR HOLIDAYS
PICKUP SERVICE - ON SATURDAYS
PREPAYMENT / GUARANTEE OF CHARGES
PREPAYMENT OF CHARGES
PREPAYMENT OF CHARGES
PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED ARTICLES
PROTECTION FROM FREEZING SERVICE
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RATES AND CHARGES STATED IN U.S. CURRENCY
RECONSIGNMENT OR DIVERSION
REDELIVERY
REFERENCE TO TARIFFS, CLASSIFICATIONS OR PORTIONS THEREOF
REISSUED MATTER, METHOD OF DENOTING
REPORTING CHARGE ON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
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SINGLE SHIPMENT CHARGE
SORTING AND SEGREGATING
SPECIAL SERVICES - FORK LIFT OR LIFTGATE SERVICES
SPECIAL SERVICES - FORK LIFT SERVICE
SPECIAL SERVICES - QUOTATION OF ESTIMATED CHARGES
SPECIAL SERVICES - SECURITY CHECK
SPECIAL SERVICES - QUOTATION OF ESTIMATED CHARGES
STOPOFF IN-TRANSIT FOR TL ONLY
STORAGE
STOPOFFS FOR LOADING AND/OR UNLOADING
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TEB - TRANSPORTATION AND EXPORTATION BONDED SHIPMENT
TERMINAL AREAS
TERMINAL CHARGES AT PORTS
TERMS
TRANSFER OF LADING
TRANSFER SERVICE AT INTERCHANGE POINTS
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UNCRATED MACHINERY
UNDELIVERED RETURNED SHIPMENTS
-----V-----
VEHICLE FURNISHED BUT NOT USED
-----W-----
WASTE TIRE MANAGEMENT FEE
WEIGHT VERIFICATION
WEIGHTS - GROSS WEIGHTS AND DUNNAGE
ABBREVIATIONS AND REFERENCE MARKS - ITEM 125

 

ABBREVIATIONS, UNIFORM EXPLANATION OF

 

PART 1--GENERAL APPLICATION

 

ABBREVIATION   EXPLANATION

AFBAirForce Base

a/k/a (aka)Alsoknown as

AQAnyQuantity.

ATAAmericanTrucking Associations, Inc.

Auth.Authority

CDenoteshundred pounds

CDACanada

c/oCare of.

CODCollect on Delivery

Col.Column

CRCertificate of Registration

Conc.Concluded

Cont.Continued

Cwt.Per 100 pounds

Cy.County

d/b/a (dba)Doing business as

Dkt.Docket

DOTDepartment of Transportation

E.East

HGB or HGBCHousehold Goods Carriers Bureau

HwyHighway

Jct.Junction

KDKnocked down

KDFKnocked down flat

L.I. (LI)Long Island

LTLLess than truckload

MDenotes thousand pounds

MCMinimum Charge

M.C.C (MCC)Motor Common Carrier

MFMotor Freight

MinMinimum

MT or MtMount

MWVolume Minimum Weight in pounds, except as otherwise provided

MXMexico

N.North

NMF (NMFC)National Motor Freight Classification

NMFTA (NMF)National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc.

No.Number

Nos.Numbers

NOINot otherwise more specifically described in NMFC

OzOunce

P/APower of Attorney issued to SMC

Par.Parish

PCFPer Cubic Foot

S.South

Sec.Section

S.I (SI)Staten Island

SMCSouthern Motor Carriers

SPLCStandard Point Location Code No.

S.T.A.Special Tariff Authority

STBSurface Transportation Board

SUSet-Up

Sup.Supplement

ThruThrough

TLTruckload

Viz.Namely

VMWVolume Minimum Weight in pounds, except as otherwise provided.

VOLVolume

Vol min wtVolume minimum weight

W.West

WtWeight

 

PART 2--EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS

 

CLASSIFICATION ITEMS

1. The provisions of this PART is an explanation of the use of NMFC Item Number in connection with an article or commodity described in this tariff, or in tariffs governed by this tariff.

2. A number preceded by “N” in parentheses following a description of an article indicates the item number in which the article is described in NMFC.

3. The provisions herein are shown FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES, ONLY, and such rates or provisions are NOT limited to, nor are they inclusive of, articles embraced in the NMFC to which such NMFC Item numbers relate.

4. These numbers, although they do relate to the NMFC item numbers, are not to be considered as part of the description of the article or commodity.

5. EXAMPLE:

(N123456)Relates to NMFC Item 123456.

(N123456-02)Relates to NMFC Item 123456, Sub 2.

(N123456-N124000)Relates to generic group of NMFC item numbers.

(N123456, N123460)Relates to 2 NMFC item numbers specifically named.

(N-VAR.)Relates to more than one NMFC item number.

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ABBREVIATIONS AND REFERENCE MARKS - ITEM 135

 

EXPLANATION OF REFERENCE MARKS

 

REFERENCE MARK        EXPLANATION

 

{  } Where this reference mark appears, containing a supplement number, it notes that such referenced item or provisions is reissued without change from that supplement.  Consult that supplement for effective date of change. (See ITEM 846)Item_846

(H)Not subject to further increase.

(NA)Denotes not applicable.

(x)Except as noted.

 

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ABBREVIATIONS AND REFERENCE MARKS - ITEM 130

 

ABBREVIATIONS--UNIFORM EXPLANATION OF

 

SECTION 1--UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Where two-letter abbreviations of states located with the United States of America (US or USA), as set forth by the U.S. Postal Service, are used in this tariff, or tariffs making reference to this tariff as a governing publication, the abbreviations and explanation will be as follows:

 

ABBREVIATION / EXPLANATION       

 

AKALASKA

ALALABAMA

ARARKANSAS

AZARIZONA

CACALIFORNIA

COCOLORADO

CTCONNECTICUT

DCDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DEDELAWARE

FLFLORIDA

GAGEORGIA

HIHAWAII

IAIOWA

IDIDAHO

ILILLINOIS

ININDIANA

KS KANSAS

KYKENTUCKY

LALOUISIANA

MAMASSACHUSETTS

MDMARYLAND

MEMAINE

MIMICHIGAN

MNMINNESOTA

MOMISSOURI

MSMISSISSIPPI

MTMONTANA

NCNORTH CAROLINA

NDNORTH DAKOTA

NENEBRASKA

NHNEW HAMPSHIRE

NJNEW JERSEY

NMNEW MEXICO

NVNEVADA

NYNEW YORK

OHOHIO

OKOKLAHOMA

OROREGON

PAPENNSYLVANIA

RIRHODE ISLAND

SCSOUTH CAROLINA

SDSOUTH DAKOTA

TNTENNESSEE

TXTEXAS

UTUTAH

VAVIRGINIA

VTVERMONT

WAWASHINGTON

WIWISCONSIN

WVWEST VIRGINIA

WYWYOMING

 

SECTION 2--DOMINION OF CANADA

Where two-letter abbreviations of provinces located with the Dominion of Canada (CDA or CN), as set forth by the Canada Post Corporation, are used in this tariff, or tariffs making reference to this tariff as a governing publication, the abbreviations and explanation will be as follows:

 

ABBREVIATION / EXPLANATION       

 

ABALBERTA

BCBRITISH COLUMBIA

MBMANITOBA

NBNEW BRUNSWICK

NFNEWFOUNDLANDINCLUDES LABRADOR

NSNOVA SCOTIA

NTNORTHWEST TERRITORIES

ONONTARIO

PE

 

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

PQ or QCQUEBEC

SKSASKATCHEWAN

YTYUKON

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ADVANCING OR PAYING CHARGES – ITEM 300

(Exception to NMFC Item 300)

 

1. Unless otherwise instructed by shipper or consignee, carriers may advance or pay charges for truck entry fees, or for accrued lawful charges of air or water carriers, as follows:

a. Charges specified in this rule must be entered on billing in such manner as to accurately describe their exact character.

b. Such advancements or payments together with the charges accruing under this item shall be assessed against the party against whom the freight charges on the shipment involved are assessed.

c. Billing under this item may be made either at the time of billing of the freight charges if the advancements or payments are then known; or by subsequent billing as necessary.

2. Provisions of this item do not include the advancing of broker's fees or in bond shipments moving from a place in a foreign country to another place in a foreign country and transported through the U.S.

3. This item will not apply on wharfage, handling, usage, loading or unloading at piers, wharves, dockside terminals or warehouses.

4. The charges of the carrier for advancing or paying monies above described will be:

15.77% of the advanced amount, subject to a:

Minimum charge per shipment - $81.98

 

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APPLICATION OF INDIVIDUAL CARRIER ALLOWANCE AND DISCOUNT TARIFF - ITEM 155

 

Rates and charges named in this tariff are to be reduced, for the account of any individual carrier to the extent provided in any applicable Allowance or Discount tariff issued by such individual carrier.

 

 

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APPLICATION OF RATES - ITEM 159

 

Rates and/or provisions in tariffs published by this Bureau are not applicable on commodities that are exempt from regulation as a result of provisions contained in the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 as well as those commodities already classified as “EXEMPT” under previous provisions found in Title 49, CFR Sub Title B, Part 1047 and clarifying administrative rulings.

 

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APPLICATION OF RATES - ITEM 160


DETERMINING CLASS RATES IN HRCF 500


SHIPMENTS MOVING WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES


STEP 1--Determine the U.S. 3-Digit Zip Code Prefix (1st 3 digits reading left to right) of the origin and/or destination point, published in the National 5-Digit Zip Code & Post Office Directory.

STEP 2--Refer to the Governing Classification (NMF 100 Series) to determine the applicable Class Rating for each commodity shipped.



SHIPMENTS MOVING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA



STEP 1--Determine the U.S. 3-Digit Zip Code Prefix (1st 3 digits reading left to right) of the origin and/or destination point, published in the National 5-Digit Zip Code & Post Office Directory.

STEP 2--Determine the Canadian 5-Digit Postal Code Prefix (1st 5 digits reading left to right) of the origin or destination point, published in the Canadian Postal Code Directories.

STEP 3--Using the 5-Digit Canadian Postal Code determined under STEP 2, above, refer to ITEM 165Item_165 (CANADIAN BASING) to determine the applicable 3-Digit Canadian Postal Code Prefix to be used as a Basing Postal Code to determine the applicable rates.

STEP 4--Refer to the Governing Classification (NMF 100 Series) to determine the applicable Class Rating for each commodity shipped.

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ARRIVAL NOTICE AND UNDELIVERED FREIGHT – ITEM 345

 

PART 1--ARRIVAL NOTICE

1. Actual tender of delivery at consignee's place constitutes the notice of the arrival of a shipment.

2. If the shipment is not actually tendered for delivery, notice of arrival will be given to the consignee not later than the next business day following the arrival of the shipment:

a) The notice will be given by the telephone, if convenient and practicable; otherwise by mail or telegraph. The notice, however transmitted, will specify the point of origin, the consignor and commodity and weight of shipment.

b) If the consignee's address is unknown to the carrier, the notice will be mailed to the consignee at the post office serving the point of destination shown on the Bill of Lading.

c) In the case of notification by mail, the notice will be deemed to have been given (that is, received by the addressee) at 8:00 A.M. on the first business day after it was mailed.

PART 2--UNDELIVERED FREIGHT

1. If freight cannot be delivered because of the consignee's refusal or inability to accept it, or because the carrier cannot locate the consignee or if freight cannot be transported because of an error, or omission on the part of the consignor, the carrier will make a diligent effort to notify the consignor promptly that the freight is in storage and the reason therefore.

2. Undelivered shipments will be subject to applicable storage or detention charges.

3. On undelivered shipments, disposition instructions printed on the Bill of Lading, Shipping Order, Shipping Label or Container or disposition instructions issued prior to tender of delivery will not be accepted as an authority to reship, return or re-consign a shipment or to limit storage liability.

4. When a shipment is undeliverable, including non-acceptance by the consignee, the carrier will issue a written freight on-hand notice, by certified mail or Federal Express, to consignor and consignee.  A charge will be assessed for this service, in addition to all other lawfully applicable rates and charges, as follows:

Charge Per Shipment - $38.23.

 

 

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CANADIAN BASING - ITEM 165


LIST OF 5-DIGIT POSTAL CODES AND BASING 3-DIGIT POSTAL CODES


PROVINCE - Indicates the Canadian Province.


POSTAL CODES RANGE - Indicates the 5-Digit Postal Code as assigned by the Canada Post Corporation.


BASE CODE - Indicates the applicable 3-Digit Postal Code to be used to determine the 3-Digit Postal Code to be used in computing rates in HRCF 500 Series.


PROVINCE

POSTAL CODES RANGE

BASE CODE

NB

E2L0A - E2L9Z

E2E

QC

G0A0A - G0A9Z

G1A

QC

G0C0A - G0C9Z

G0C

QC

G0J0A - G0J9Z

G7G

QC

G0L0A - G0L9Z

G6P

QC

G0M0A - G0M9Z

G7G

QC

G0N0A - G0N9Z

G6G

QC

G0P0A - G0P9Z

G6P

QC

G0R0A - G0S9Z

G6V

QC

G0T0A - G0T9Z

G7G

QC

G0V0A - G0W9Z

G8L

QC

G0X0A - G0X9Z

G8Y

QC

G0Y0A - G0Y9Z

G7G

QC

G0Z0A - G0Z9Z

G0Z

QC

G1A0A - G1H9Z

G1A

QC

G1J0A - G1N9Z

G1A

QC

G1P0A - G2H9Z

G1A

QC

G2J0A - G2N9Z

G1A

QC

G5H0A - G5H9Z

G5H

QC

G5J0A - G5L9Z

G5H

QC

G5R0A - G5R9Z

G5R

QC

G5V0A - G5V9Z

G5V

QC

G5Y0A - G6A9Z

G5Y

QC

G6B0A - G6B9Z

G6B

QC

G6E0A - G6E9Z

G6G

QC

G6G0A - G6G9Z

G6G

QC

G6L0A - G6L9Z

G6P

QC

G6P0A - G6T9Z

G6P

QC

G6V0A - G6X9Z

G6V

QC

G7B0A - G7B9Z

G7G

QC

G7G0A - G7H9Z

G7G

QC

G7J0A - G7K9Z

G7G

QC

G7S0A - G8A9Z

G7G

QC

G8B0A - G8C9Z

G8B

QC

G8H0A - G8H9Z

G8H

QC

G8L0A - G8L9Z

G8L

QC

G8P0A - G8P9Z

G8P

QC

G8T0A - G8W9Z

G8Y

QC

G8Y0A - G9C9Z

G8Y

QC

G9N0A - G9N9Z

G8Y

QC

G9P0A - G9R9Z

G8Y

QC

G9T0A - G9T9Z

G8Y

QC

G9X0A - G9X9Z

G9X

QC

H1A0A - H1H9Z

H1A

QC

H1J0A - H1N9Z

H1A

QC

H1P0A - H2H9Z

H1A

QC

H2J0A - H2N9Z

H1A

QC

H2P0A - H3H9Z

H1A

QC

H3J0A - H3N9Z

H1A

QC

H3P0A - H4H9Z

H1A

QC

H4J0A - H4N9Z

H1A

QC

H4P0A - H5H9Z

H1A

QC

H5J0A - H5N9Z

H1A

QC

H5P0A - H6H9Z

H1A

QC

H6J0A - H6N9Z

H1A

QC

H6P0A - H7H9Z

H1A

QC

H7J0A - H7N9Z

H1A

QC

H7P0A - H8H9Z

H1A

QC

H8J0A - H8N9Z

H1A

QC

H8P0A - H9H9Z

H1A

QC

H9J0A - H9N9Z

H1A

QC

H9P0A - H9X9Z

H1A

QC

J0A0A - J0B9Z

J1E

QC

J0C0A - J0C9Z

J0C

QC

J0E0A - J0E9Z

J3P

QC

J0G0A - J0H9Z

J3P

QC

J0J0A - J0J9Z

J2X

QC

J0K0A - J0K9Z

J6E

QC

J0L0A - J0L9Z

J2G

QC

J0N0A - J0N9Z

J7Y

QC

J0P0A - J0P9Z

J7V

QC

J0R0A - J0R9Z

J7Y

QC

J0S0A - J0S9Z

J6S

QC

J0T0A - J0T9Z

J8C

QC

J0V0A - J0V9Z

J8H

QC

J0W0A - J0W9Z

J0W

QC

J0X0A - J0X9Z

J8X

QC

J0Z0A - J0Z9Z

J7Y

QC

J1A0A - J1A9Z

J1E

QC

J1E0A - J1H9Z

J1E

QC

J1J0A - J1M9Z

J1E

QC

J1N0A - J1N9Z

J1N

QC

J1S0A - J1T9Z

J2A

QC

J1X0A - J1X9Z

J1E

QC

J2A0A - J2E9Z

J2A

QC

J2G0A - J2H9Z

J2G

QC

J2J0A - J2J9Z

J2G

QC

J2K0A - J2K9Z

J1E

QC

J2N0A - J2N9Z

J2N

QC

J2S0A - J2T9Z

J2A

QC

J2X0A - J3B9Z

J2X

QC

J3E0A - J3E9Z

J2G

QC

J3G0A - J3H9Z

J3G

QC

J3L0A - J3L9Z

J2G

QC

J3P0A - J3S9Z

J3P

QC

J3V0A - J3V9Z

J4G

QC

J3X0A - J3Z9Z

J4G

QC

J4B0A - J4B9Z

J4G

QC

J4G0A - J4H9Z

J4G

QC

J4J0A - J4N9Z

J4G

QC

J4P0A - J4T9Z

J4G

QC

J4V0A - J4Z9Z

J4G

QC

J5R0A - J5R9Z

J4G

QC

J5V0A - J5V9Z

J5V

QC

J5Y0A - J6A9Z

J5Y

QC

J6E0A - J6E9Z

J6E

QC

J6J0A - J6K9Z

J6J

QC

J6N0A - J6N9Z

J6S

QC

J6R0A - J6T9Z

J6S

QC

J6W0A - J6Y9Z

J6W

QC

J6Z0A - J7H9Z

J6Z

QC

J7K0A - J7L9Z

J7K

QC

J7N0A - J7N9Z

J7N

QC

J7P0A - J7R9Z

J7P

QC

J7V0A - J7W9Z

J7V

QC

J7Y0A - J7Z9Z

J7Y

QC

J8C0A - J8C9Z

J8C

QC

J8H0A - J8H9Z

J8H

QC

J8L0A - J8N9Z

J8X

QC

J8P0A - J8V9Z

J8X

QC

J8X0A - J9A9Z

J8X

QC

J9E0A - J9E9Z

J8X

QC

J9H0A - J9H9Z

J8X

QC

J9J0A - J9J9Z

J8X

ON

K0A0A - K0A9Z

K6H

ON

K0B0A - K0B9Z

K6A

ON

K0C0A - K0C9Z

K6H

ON

K0E0A - K0E9Z

K6V

ON

K0G0A - K0G9Z

K7A

ON

K0H0A - K0H9Z

K7K

ON

K0J0A - K0J9Z

K8H

ON

K0K0A - K0K9Z

K8N

ON

K0L0A - K0L9Z

L3X

ON

K0M0A - K0M9Z

K9H

ON

K1A0A - K1H9Z

K1A

ON

K1J0A - K1N9Z

K1A

ON

K1P0A - K2H9Z

K1A

ON

K2J0A - K2N9Z

K1A

ON

K2P0A - K2R9Z

K1A

ON

K4A0A - K4B9Z

K4A

ON

K6A0A - K6A9Z

K6A

ON

K6H0A - K6H9Z

K6H

ON

K6J0A - K6K9Z

K6H

ON

K6V0A - K6V9Z

K6V

ON

K7A0A - K7A9Z

K7A

ON

K7C0A - K7C9Z

K7C

ON

K7G0A - K7G9Z

K7G

ON

K7H0A - K7H9Z

K7H

ON

K7K0A - K7N9Z

K7K

ON

K7P0A - K7P9Z

K7K

ON

K7R0A - K7R9Z

K8N

ON

K7S0A - K7S9Z

K7S

ON

K7V0A - K7V9Z

K7V

ON

K8A0A - K8C9Z

K8A

ON

K8H0A - K8H9Z

K8H

ON

K8N0A - K8N9Z

K8N

ON

K8P0A - K8R9Z

K8N

ON

K8V0A - K8V9Z

K8V

ON

K9A0A - K9A9Z

K9A

ON

K9H0A - K9H9Z

K9H

ON

K9J0A - K9L9Z

K9H

ON

K9V0A - K9V9Z

K9V

ON

L0A0A - L0A9Z

K9V

ON

L0B0A - L0B9Z

L1G

ON

L0C0A - L0C9Z

K9V

ON

L0E0A - L0E9Z

L4P

ON

L0G0A - L0G9Z

L3X

ON

L0H0A - L0H9Z

L3P

ON

L0J0A - L0J9Z

L4P

ON

L0K0A - L0K9Z

L3V

ON

L0L0A - L0L9Z

L4M

ON

L0M0A - L0M9Z

L9Y

ON

L0N0A - L0N9Z

L9V

ON

L0P0A - L0P9Z

L6S

ON

L0R0A - L0R9Z

L8E

ON

L0S0A - L0S9Z

L2E

ON

L1A0A - L1A9Z

L1A

ON

L1C0A - L1E9Z

L1C

ON

L1G0A - L1H9Z

L1G

ON

L1J0A - L1N9Z

L1G

ON

L1P0A - L1R9Z

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BILLS OF LADING, STRAIGHT - CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS – ITEM 365

 

Unless otherwise agreed to in writing in advance of carriage, contract terms shall be those as indicated in the carrier's Bill of Lading or in the National Motor Freight Classification 100 Item 365 “Uniform Bill of Lading” in effect on the date the shipment was tendered to the carrier. ONLY carrier officials or personnel authorized to do so by the carrier are empowered to agree to alternate contract terms and conditions and the use of an alternate Bill of Lading referencing such terms and conditions. Drivers employed or hired by the carrier are among those excluded from the category of authorized carrier personnel.Where a Bill of Lading, other than the Uniform Bill of Lading or the carrier's Bill of Lading, issued by the shipper is signed for by the carrier's driver or other unauthorized person(s), that signature ONLY acknowledges receipt of the freight and identifies the entity to deliver. It is NOT a contract for the carriage of freight.Continued use of an unauthorized Bill of Lading by the shipper will NOT constitute an implied acceptance by the carrier. Reference made to Tariffs or “Tariffs on File” means Tariffs contained in the carrier's files. Such Tariffs shall be available to shipper on request to the extent that they apply to the shipper.

 

1. Shipper must identify the specific commodity on the bill of lading for all transportation.

a. If shipper fails to identify the specific commodity, the shipper and/or the appropriate billing party will be liable for any damages resulting from transportation on the same trailer with other freight that is either incompatible with or is prohibited by federal, state, or local laws and regulations from being co-loaded on one trailer.

b. Shipper and/or appropriate billing party will also be responsible for all charges incurred through delays at border crossings or any added costs as a result of not specifying the established commodity.

 

In the event a shipper wishes to change a bill of lading after freight has been tendered to the carrier, the following charges will apply:

 

BLC   Description change$38.23

BLD   Shipper or consignee change$38.23

BLP   Payment term reversal$38.23

BLW   Weight change$38.23

 

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CALIFORNIA COMPLIANCE SURCHARGE – ITEM 590

Shipments originating from and/or destined to the state of California will be subject to a charge of $7.75 per shipment due to higher operating costs, including but not limited to compliance with California state regulations.

 

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Carrier Liability – FAK Pricing – Limited Liability –Item 400

 

 

1.   Carrier's liability will not exceed the maximum liability per pound for classes provided below.

2.   Carrier's liability shall be the actual cost of goods but will not exceed the maximum liability per pound per package. Claims will be based on a per-item or article basis; liability will not be determined on the weight of the entire shipment nor the entire weight of the commodity in question.

3.   If the shipment moves with an FAK (Freight of All Kinds) class or Exception class, Carrier's liability will be the same as that of the FAK class, Exception class or class reduction. For example, an actual class 125 reduced to an FAK or Exception class 70 will be subject to the Maximum Value per pound per package for class 70.

4.   Carrier's liability for loss or damage to any article(s) or part thereof for which the charges are determined by FAK (Freight of All Kinds) class or Exception class is limited to the (1) actual cost of the goods lost, damaged or destroyed; (2) limited liability provisions of the Bill of lading; (3) applicable limited liability provisions of the NMFC;    (4) lowest Released Value shown in the NMFC for the commodity shipped, or $100,000 per incident per Shipper, whichever is less, subject to the maximums by exception class as shown below.

CLASS

MAXIMUM LIABILITY
PER POUND PER PACKAGE

CLASS

MAXIMUM LIABILITY
PER POUND PER PACKAGE

50

$ 0.99

110

$15.25

55

1.98

125

15.81

60

2.53

150

16.10

65

4.90

175

17.15

70

5.50

200

18.10

77.5

7.25

250

20.00

85

10.25

300

20.00

92.5

12.25

400

20.00

100

15.00

500

20.00

NOTE 1: All liability per pound per package will be subject to a maximum Carrier liability of $100,000 per incident per Shipper.


 

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CLAIMS – LOSS AND DAMAGE – ITEM 210

1. The customer responsible for paying freight charges may not offset any part of freight charges on any outstanding loss and damage, overcharge, or over collected claim.

2. Unless otherwise specifically stated in the tariff or contract, carrier shall not be liable for any loss of use, revenue, or profit or business opportunities or indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, exemplary damages, even if carrier is informed or is otherwise aware or should be aware of the possibility or likelihood of such damages.

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CLAIMS: OVERCHARGE AND DUPLICATE PAYEMENT - ITEM 200 

 

Claim Form – PDF format.  This will need to be printed, completed and submitted with appropriate documentation.  See Item III

 

SECTION I DEFINITIONS

 

(a) "Overcharge" as used in this item shall be deemed to mean charges for services in excess of those applicable under our pricing agreement.

 

(b) "Duplicate Payments" means two or more payments for transporting the same shipment.

 

(c) "Unidentified Payment" means a payment which a carrier has received for but which the carrier is unable to match with its open accounts receivable or otherwise identity as being due.

 

(d) "Claimant" means any shipper or receiver, or its agent, filing a request with a carrier for a refund of an overcharge or duplicate payment.

 

 

SECTION II - FILING AND PROCESSING CLAIMS

 

(a) A claim for overcharge, unidentified, over collection, or duplicate payment shall not be paid unless filed in writing with Carrier within 180 days of receipt of Carrier’s freight bill. For the purposes of applying this rule, receipt shall mean 10 days after the shipment has been tendered to Carrier by the shipper.

 

(b) A single claim may include more than one shipment provided the claim on each shipment involves the same tariff issues or authority or circumstances.

 

 

SECTION III - DOCUMENTATION OF CLAIMS

 

(a) Claims for overcharge or duplicate payment shall be accompanied by sufficient information to allow the carrier to conduct an investigation and pay or decline the claim within the time limits set forth in Section VII. Claims should include the name of the claimant, its file number, if any, and the amount of the refund sought to be recovered, if known.

 

(b) Claims shall be accompanied by the original freight bill. Additional information may include, but not limited to, the following:

 

(1) The rate, classification or commodity description or weight claimed to have been applicable;

 

       Complete tariff authority for the rate, classification or commodity description;

 

(2) Freight bill payment information;

 

(3) Other documents or data, which is believed by the claim to substantiate the basis for its claim.

 

(c) Regardless of the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) above, the failure to provide sufficient information and documentation to allow carrier to conduct an investigation and pay or decline the claim within the allowable time limit shall not constitute grounds for the disallowance of a claim. Rather, this carrier shall comply with Section IV, paragraph (c) to obtain the additional information needed.

 

(e) This carrier shall accept copies instead of original documents required to be submitted in this section where this carrier is furnished with an agreement entered into by the claimant, which indemnifies the carrier from subsequent duplicate claims, which might be filed and substantiated with original documents.

 

SECTION IV - INVESTIGATION OF CLAIMS

 

(a) Upon receipt of claim an investigation and a file will be established.

 

(b) In the event the claim contains inadequate information, further documentation will be required from the claimant. This request will be made in writing and must be fulfilled within thirty (30) days.

 

SECTION V - ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF CLAIMS

Upon receipt of a written claim, this carrier shall acknowledge its receipt in writing to the claimant within thirty (30) days after the date of receipt except where this carrier shall have paid or declined in writing within thirty (30) days.

 

SECTION VI - DISPOSITION OF CLAIMS

This carrier shall pay, decline to pay or settle each written claim within sixty (60) days after its acknowledgement of claim, except where the claimant and the carrier agree in writing to a specific extension of time based on extenuating circumstances. If this carrier declines to pay or makes a settlement in an amount different from that sought, the carrier shall notify the claimant, in writing, of its reason(s), citing all pertinent information developed in its investigation.

 

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COLLECTION OF CHARGES--SHIPMENTS OTHER THAN EXPORT SHIPMENTS – ITEM 435

 

1. Shipments subject to the provisions of this item must be billed as

“PREPAID”.

2. When a party other than the consignor or consignee on the Bill of Lading and Shipping Order is responsible for paying the freight charges, such party's name and address must appear in the body of the Bill of Lading and Shipping Order at time of original tender. (See Paragraph 3)

3. Shipments subject to the provisions of this item will be accepted only when the consignor has established credit with the originating carrier and guarantees to pay all lawfully accrued charges if the third party fails to do so within the time allowed under the federal credit regulations. Such shipments will NOT be accepted if the consignor executed Section 7 of the Bill of Lading.

 

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COLLECTION OF EXPENSE CHARGES – ITEM 440

 

1. Carrier may, by tariff rule, assess reasonable and certain liquidated damages for all costs incurred in the collection of overdue freight charges. Carrier may use one of the following methods in their tariffs:

a. The first method is to assess liquidated damages as a separate additional charge to the unpaid freight bill. In so doing, the tariff rule shall disclose the exact amount of the charges by stating either a dollar or specified percentage amount (or a combination of both) of the unpaid freight bill. The tariff shall further specify the time period (which shall at least allow for the authorized credit period) within which the shipper must pay to avoid such liquidated damages.

b. The second method is to require payment of the full non-discounted rate instead of the discounted rate otherwise applicable. The difference between the discount and the full rate constitutes a carrier's liquidated damages for its collection effort. Under this method the tariff shall identify the discount rates that are subject to the condition precedent and which require the shipper to make payment by a date certain may not be set to occur by the carrier until at least after the expiration of the carrier's authorized credit period.

2. The damages, the timing of their applicability, and the conditions, if any, as provided by the tariff-rule methods allowed under Paragraphs 1a and 1b, above, shall also be:

a. Clearly described in the tariff rules;

b. Applied without unlawful prejudice and/or unjust discrimination between similarly situated shippers or consignees;

c. Applied only to the non-payment of original, separate and independent freight bills and shall not apply to aggregate balance-dues claims sought for collection on past shipments by bankrupt, trustee or any other person or agent;

d. Not applicable to instances of clear clerical or ministerial error, such as non-receipt of a carrier's freight bill to the wrong address;

e. Not applicable in any way to a charge for a transportation service if the carrier's bill of lading independently provided that the shipper is liable for fees incurred by the carrier in the collection of freight charges on that same transportation service.

3. As an alternative to the tariff-rule methods allowed under Paragraphs 1a and 1b, above, a carrier may, wholly outside of its tariff, assess collection charges through contract terms in a bill of lading. By using the carrier and its bill of lading, the shipper accepts the bill of lading terms.

4. Freight charges are to be paid within fourteen (14) days. In the event payments are not received after 60 days from the date freight bill was issued, all discounts accorded the shipment(s) will be revoked and tariff rates will apply.

 

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COLLECT ON DELIVERY (COD) SHIPMENTS – ITEM 430

 

Unless otherwise provided, collect on delivery (COD) shipments will be accepted subject to the following provisions and charges:

SECTION 1

Shipments must be tendered on “Uniform Straight”, “Straight Bill of Lading--Short Form”, or "Straight" Bill of Lading forms as shown in the NMFC. The letters “COD” must be stamped, typed or written on all such Bills of Lading and Shipping Orders immediately before name of consignee; or, "COD" in red letters at least one (1) inch in height with thickness of stroke 1/4 inch thick or greater must be stamped or printed across the face of all Bills of Lading and Shipping Orders. Only one “COD” amount may be shown and may not be subject to change dependent upon time or conditions of payment. The name and street and post office address of consignor and consignee must be shown on Bill of Lading and Shipping Order. On Straight Bills of Lading--Short Form there must be shown in the space provided for this purpose or in the lower left hand corner of space provided for ‘description of articles, special marks and exceptions’, the following information:

 

Collect on Delivery, $___________________________________________________

and remit to:___________________________________________________________

Street:________________________________________________________________

City/State:______________________________________ Zip: __________________

COD Charge to be paid by:               Shipper {   }              Consignee {   }

 

SECTION 2

Each package must be plainly marked, labeled, or tagged by consignor showing letters COD, and name and address of consignor and consignee in accordance with NMFC Item 580.

SECTION 3

COD packages will NOT be accepted on the same Bill of Lading with packages other than COD and only packages covered by one COD bill may be tendered on one Bill of Lading.

SECTION 4

If consignor desires to forward invoice or collection papers, they must be securely attached to the shipping order copy of the Bill of Lading and the Shipping Order must show the following information:

“ATTACHED INVOICE (OR INVOICES) TO ACCOMPANY SHIPMENT TO DESTINATION.”

SECTION 5

COD shipments will NOT be accepted or receipted for when billed to one firm or person, with instructions to collect charges from another firm or person.

SECTION 6

COD shipments will NOT be accepted for transportation subject to inspection or trial by consignee, or when bearing instructions to make partial delivery. Carriers are responsible to deliver the shipment in accordance with the Bill of Lading contract. If, for any reason, upon presentation for delivery, COD payment is refused by the consignee, carriers are responsible for the disposition of the shipment only in accordance with the Bill of Lading contract and tariff provisions as applicable. Carriers are not responsible, in such circumstances, to seek or remit the COD amount to the consignor or owner of goods.

SECTION 7

Intoxicating beverages may be handled COD only under the provisions provided by State Laws of the State in which the point of destination is located. (See Section 389 of Title 18 of the United States Code Annotated.)

SECTION 8

The amount of COD bills for COD shipments must be collected at the time such shipments are delivered to the consignee.

SECTION 9

a. Only the following forms of payment will be accepted in payment of COD amounts:

(1) Cash, up to a maximum of $250.00, except as otherwise provided in Paragraph c of this Section;

(2) Bank Cashier's Check;

(3) Bank Certified Check;

(4) Money Order; or

(5) Personal Check of the consignee when so authorized in writing or by endorsement on the Bill of Lading and Shipping Order by the consignor.

b. All checks and money orders shall be made payable to the consignor. The carrier will accept checks and money orders only as the agent of the consignor and the carriers' responsibility is limited to the exercise of due care and diligence in forwarding such checks and money orders to consignor.

c. Limit on amount of cash that will be accepted does not apply when COD shipments are picked-up by consignee, or his agent, at carrier's terminal.

SECTION 10

The charge for collecting and remitting the amount of bills for COD shipments will be collected from the consignee, except that such charge may be prepaid by the shipper, providing notation to that effect is made by the shipper on the Bill of Lading and Shipping Order. Collection or remitting charges for freight or other lawful charges due the carrier shall be paid to the carrier and must not be included in the checks or money orders made payable to the consignor.

SECTION 11

a. Upon collection of a COD bill, carrier collecting same shall remit each COD collection directly to the consignor or other person designated by the consignor as payee, promptly and within fifteen (15) days after delivery of the COD shipment to the consignee. If the COD shipments moved in interline service the delivering carrier shall, at the time of remittance of the COD collection to the consignor or payee, notify the originating carrier of such remittance.

b. The delivering carrier shall maintain a record of all COD shipments received for delivery in such manner and form as will plainly and readily show the following information with respect to each shipment:

(1) Number and date of Freight Bill;

(2) Name and address of shipper or other person designated as payee;

(3) Name and address of consignee;

(4) Date shipment delivered;

(5) Amount of COD;

(6) Date collected by delivering carrier;

(7) Date remitted to payee;

(8) Check number or other identification of remittance to payee.

SECTION 12

Except as otherwise provided herein, the charges for collecting and remitting the amount of each COD bill to be collected on shipments consigned COD as prescribed herein will be as follows:

5.5 Percent of the COD amount,

subject to a:

Minimum charge per shipment -   $38.96

 

SECTION 13

COD shipments of explosives designated as “Class A and dangerous explosives” or “Class B and less dangerous explosives” referred to in the Hazardous Materials Regulations will not be accepted.

SECTION 14

1. Carrier will accept only written instructions from the shipper to return the shipment or to change the Bill of Lading provisions on Collect on Delivery (COD) shipments, subject to the provisions of this item by increasing, reducing or canceling the COD amount.

a. A charge of: $111.23 per shipment,

 will be assessed in addition to all other lawful charges.

b. All charges accrued under this item must be prepaid or guaranteed to the satisfaction of the carrier.

2. Carriers do not obligate themselves to accept the changes provided herein but upon request a reasonable effort will be made to do so, subject to the provisions herein.

3. Carrier will, upon written authorization from consignor, change the form of payment of COD amounts to accept consignee's personal check when such form of payment was not originally authorized, subject to an additional charge per shipment of $68.91.

If request is received after the shipment has been tendered for delivery and refused by consignee, the shipment will also be assessed the applicable charge for redelivery in addition to the charge for changing the form of acceptable payment.

4. Consignor must guarantee payment of the charge for changing the form of payment and the redelivery charge, if any.

SECTION 15

The carrier shall not be liable for the collection of the COD amount whenever either of the following conditions applies:

a. When the shipper fails to mark the Bill of Lading, Shipping Order and Packages in compliance with   Sections 1 and 2 of this item, or

b. When the carrier inadvertently fails to collect the proper COD amount and the shipper files no claim for same within 30 days of the shipment's delivery.

 

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COD OR ORDER NOTIFY SHIPMENTS--PERISHABLE COMMODITIES – ITEM 430-1

 

Shipments of the following perishable commodities will not be accepted on COD or Order Notify Bills of Lading:

DAIRY PRODUCTS GROUP, as described in NMFC Items 55360 thru 55740.

FISH GROUP, as described in NMFC Items 69700 thru 69870.

FLORIST or NURSERY STOCK GROUP, as described in NMFC Items 71100 thru 71295

FLOWERS, fresh, cut, as described in NMFC Item 71620.

FOODSTUFFS GROUP, as described in the following NMFC Items:

72620                        73225              75220              75480

72800                        74000              75470              75490

FRUITS OR VEGETABLES, FRESH OR GREEN, GROUP, as described in NMFC Items 77500 thru 78320.

MEATS OR SHORTENING GROUP, as described in the following NMFC Items:

134490                      134640                        134740                        134780

134570                      134700                        134760                        134820

134890

MEAT, terrapin, turtle or frog, as described in NMFC Item 134560.

 

 

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CONTAINERS – ITEM 465

1. Except as otherwise specifically provided, when shipments are tendered to carrier and transported in or on shipping carriers, containers, pallets, platforms, racks, reels or skids, such carriers, containers, pallets, platforms, racks, reels or skids constitute an integral part of the shipment and are to be delivered to and receipted for by the consignee(s) named on the Bill of Lading covering the loaded movement.

2. Any request or provisions notes on the Bill of Lading or Shipping Order at the time of movement requesting the return of these shipping devices, forms or packages, shall be deemed to be for informational purposes only, and it will not be binding upon the carrier to accomplish or comply with such request or provision to complete the contract of carriage on the shipment.

3. Shipments accepted by Carrier as pieces tendered on pallets and transported on pallets will be tendered for delivery on pallets. Subsequent shortage claims will not be honored if shrink wrap was intact and the correct number of pallets was delivered as tendered.

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CONTROL AND EXCLUSIVE USE OF VEHICLE OR DOUBLES TRAILER – ITEM 470

 

SECTION 1

CONTROL OF VEHICLE OR DOUBLES TRAILER

Except as provided in Section 2 of this item, no shipment is entitled to the Exclusive Use of the vehicle or doubles trailer in which it is to be transported. The carrier has control of the vehicle and the unrestricted right to:

1. Select the vehicle or vehicles or doubles trailer for the transportation of a shipment.

2. Transfer the shipment to other vehicles or doubles trailer.

3. To load other freight in the same vehicles or doubles trailer with any other.

4. Remove locks or seals applied to the vehicle or doubles trailer.

SECTION 2

EXCLUSIVE USE OF VEHICLE OR DOUBLES TRAILER

When the Exclusive Use of a vehicle or doubles trailer is provided by the carrier at request of consignor or consignee, the following provisions will apply:

1. Charges will apply to each vehicle or doubles trailer used to transport the shipment.

2. The request must be given in writing or placed on the Bill of Lading and Shipping Order.

3. When Bill of Lading and/or shipping notations prohibit the breaking of seals or the co-loading of additional freight, the shipments will be handled under provisions of this section.

4. The vehicle or doubles trailer will be devoted exclusively to the transportation of the shipment, without breaking the seals. In the event a lock or seal has been inadvertently removed from a vehicle or doubles trailer the carrier will immediately re-lock or re-seal the vehicle or doubles trailer and will annotate the accompanying papers with the new seal number and appropriate reason why it was applied.

5. CHARGES--Charges will be computed at the rates and weights applicable to the shipment without reference to this item subject to a minimum charge as follows:

a. Charge per vehicle will be Class 50 M20M line computed at 40,000 lbs.

b. Charge per doubles trailer will be Class 50 M20M line computed at 20,000 lbs.

c. Charges are to be paid or guaranteed by the party requesting the service and the non-recourse stipulation (Section 7) on the Bill of Lading may not be executed. NA on shipments moving on Government Bills of Lading).

6. When the request for Exclusive Use of vehicle or doubles trailer is made by the consignor or consignee after shipment has been receipted for and is in possession of the carrier, the carrier will, if possible, intercept the shipment and convert it to Exclusive Use of Vehicle or doubles trailer service over as much of the route as possible. The party making the request must confirm in writing and must guarantee charges. Such written verification will be preserved by the carrier and be considered as part of the Bill of Lading contract. Charges will be assessed as provided in Paragraph 4 between the point of origin and point of destination.

7. Stop off for partial loading or partial unloading will not be permitted on shipments transported under provisions of this Section.

8. a. The term “VEHICLE” or “VEHICLES” refers to a single load carrying unit of not less than 35 feet in length propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used upon the highway in the transportation of property. When the vehicle or vehicles consist of a power unit and two or more trailers or containers the combined length of the trailers or containers must not exceed 60 feet measured along the center longitudinal line of each trailer or container floor.

 b. The term “DOUBLES TRAILER” or “DOUBLES TRAILERS” refers to a single trailer 30 feet or less in length.

 c. Upon request of the shipper, the carrier shall endeavor to furnish the larger vehicle or doubles trailer available. The shipper will have the right to refuse the vehicle or doubles trailer offered, but once the loading has begun the provisions of this item will apply.

 d. When carrier furnishes, at the request of the shipper, doubles trailers in tandem, to transport freight in line-haul movement, to be drawn by a single power unit, each trailer of the combination will be considered a separate vehicle in the application of this item regardless of the length or size.

 

 

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RELEASED OR DECLARED VALUE--APPLICATION OF RATES – ITEM 848

 

Commodities tendered to carriers for transportation which are subject to Released Valuation Declarations by the shipper, shall be subject to the rates and charges which are in effect for the account of the carrier on the date such shipment is tendered, as published in:

a. Tariff HRCF 500; or

b. In carrier's individual tariffs referring to this tariff as a governing publication.

 

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DEFINITIONS - ITEM 110

 

The terms:

1. “BUSINESS DAY” means each day, Monday thru Friday, excluding Holidays.

2. “BUSINESS HOURS” means that time during which operations are generally conducted by the carrier at the point where the service is performed.

3. “CARRIER”, “CONSIGNOR” or “CONSIGNEE” includes the authorized representatives or agents of such "carrier", "consignor" or "consignee".

4. “CONSIGNEE TO UNLOAD THE SHIPMENT” means that the consignee will perform the complete service of unloading the freight from the position in which it was transported in or on the carrier's vehicle.

5. “CONSIGNOR TO LOAD THE SHIPMENT” means the consignor will perform the complete service of loading the freight in or on the carrier's vehicle and the proper stowing and/or stacking thereof to withstand

normal hazards of transportation. When blocking or bracing is necessary to insure safe transportation, such blocking or bracing must be furnished and installed by and at the expense of the consignor.

6. “HOLIDAY” means: New Years Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or any other day generally observed as a holiday by the carrier at the point where the service is performed. When holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be considered as a holiday.

7. “JOINT-LINE TRAFFIC” means the transportation of a shipment via two or more motor carriers, not including carriers performing pickup service at a point of origin or delivery service at point of destination intermediate interchange point as agent of the originating or delivering carriers.

8. “PLACE” means a particular street address or other designation of a factory, store, warehouse, place of business or private residence at a “point”. The “place” shall include only contiguous property which shall not be deemed separate if intersected by a public street or thoroughfare.

9. “POINT” means a particular city, town, village, community or other area which is treated as a unit for the application of line-haul rates.

10. “SINGLE LINE TRAFFIC” means the transportation of a shipment via one carrier or via two or more motor carriers specifically designated as being considered as one carrier, whether pickup service at point of origin or delivery service at point of destination is performed by the carrier or for its account by another carrier as its agent.

11. “SITE” means a particular platform or specific location for loading or unloading at a “place”.

12. “TRAFFIC HANDLED DIRECT” means the transportation of a shipment via only one motor carrier (not including carriers specifically designated as being considered as one carrier), whether pickup service at point of origin or delivery service at point of destination is performed by such carrier or for its account by another carrier as its agent.

13. “TRUCK” or “VEHICLE” means any vehicle or vehicles propelled or drawn by a single mechanical power unit and used on the highways in the transportation of property.

14. “TWO-LINE HAUL”, “THREE-LINE HAUL” or “FOUR-LINE HAUL” includes the carrier for whose account the provisions are published. Unless otherwise specifically provided, two or more carriers specifically designated as being considered as one carrier will be considered as only one line.

15. “ANY QUANTITY (AQ)”--An AQ rate or rating is one which is specifically designated AQ in this tariff or in tariffs making reference to this tariff and are those applicable to the articles regardless of the quantity or weight of the shipment.

16.“CONVERTA-VAN” means a trailer that can be used as a flatbed by removing side panels.

17. “LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD (LTL)”--An LTL rate or rating is on which is specifically designated LTL in this tariff or in tariffs making reference to this tariff and are those applicable to a quantity of freight less than the Volume or Truckload Minimum Weight specified.

18.“VOLUME OR TRUCKLOAD (VOL or TL)”--A VOL or TL rate or rating is one which is specifically designated VOL or TL in this tariff or in tariffs making reference to this tariff and are those for which a VOL or TL Minimum Weight is specifically provided.

19. “TIR CARNET” means a document used to expedite the movement of goods in international trade and it guarantees the custom duties, if any.

20. “BEYOND(S)” means a delivery point that is not covered by our tariff HRCF500, or any tariff that we be utilizing to determine the appropriate rate.

 

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DENSITY--METHOD OF DETERMINING – ITEM 490

 

1. “DENSITY” means “Pounds Per Cubic Foot”.

2. Where classes are applicable, according to the density of articles as tendered for shipment, the density may be determined as follows:

a. LOOSE ARTICLES OR PIECES--Multiply the greatest straight-line dimensions (not circumferential) of length, width and depth in inches, including all projections; and divide by 1728 cubic inches (one cubic foot). The density shall be the result of the division of the weight per article or piece by the ascertained cubic feet.

b. PACKAGED ARTICLES OF A ELLIPTICAL, RECTANGULAR OR SQUARE SHAPE ON ONE PLANE--Multiply the greatest straight-line dimensions (not circumferential) of length, width and depth in inches, including all projections, and divide by 1728 cubic inches (one cubic foot). The density shall be the result of the division of the weight per article or piece by the ascertained cubic feet.

c. CYLINDRICAL SHAPED ARTICLES--Square the greatest dimension of the article in inches (multiply the greatest dimension in inches by itself) and multiply that result by the height or length in inches. Divide the result by 1728 cubic inches (one cubic foot). The density shall be the result of the division of the weight per article or piece by the ascertained cubic feet.

d. ARTICLES, OTHER THAN OF A ELLIPTICAL, RECTANGULAR OR SQUARE SHAPE ON ONE PLANE--Square the greatest dimension in inches by itself) and multiply that result by the height or length in inches. Divide the result by 1728 cubic inches (one cubic foot). The density shall be the result of the division of the weight per article or piece by the ascertained cubic feet.

3. The weight per cubic foot relates to the density of each shipping package or piece and not to the shipment as a whole.

4. Any shipping unit that will not allow other freight to be loaded on or around it due to its irregular shape, e.g. "Pyramid Pallets", or height rendering the free air space above unusable, will be considered as being 110 inches in height for the purpose of calculating density per cubic foot. Packaged units, such as pallets, skids, cartons banded or shrink-wrapped into a single unit, units which due to their irregular shape on top (e.g. machines, etc.), or packaged units which are marked with instructions that no other freight is to be loaded on top are subject to the provisions of this item.

 

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DETENTION--PREARRANGED SCHEDULING OF VEHICLE FOR LOADING OR UNLOADING – ITEM 503

 

Except as otherwise provided, upon reasonable request of Consignor, Consignee or other designated party, carriers will, without additional charge, prearrange schedules for arrival of vehicles for loading or unloading shipments, subject to the provisions of ITEM 500 (DETENTION--VEHICLES WITH POWER UNITS) and/or ITEM 501 (DETENTION--VEHICLES WITHOUT POWER UNITS).

1. Request for prearranged scheduling may be oral or in writing.

2. Prearranged schedules for arrival of vehicle for loading or unloading may be on a one-time or continuous basis mutually agreeable to all parties. Continuous prearranged scheduling agreement may be terminated by any party to the agreement on not less than 24 hours notice prior to the effective date of such cancellation.

3. The scheduled time for arrival of vehicle for unloading should be prior to the time storage charges would begin to accrue. If arrival for unloading is not so scheduled, applicable storage charges will be assessed as provided in this tariff.

 

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DETENTION--VEHICLES WITH POWER UNITS--TL OR VOL SHIPMENTS – ITEM 500

This item applies when Carrier's vehicle(s) with power unit(s) are delayed or detained on the premises of the Consignor or Consignee, or on other premises designated by either the Consignor or Consignee, or as close thereto as conditions will permit, subject to the following:

SECTION 1--APPLICATION

Applies only when vehicle(s) have been ordered or used to transport TL or VOL shipments, including:

1. Shipments moving on a rate(s) subject to a stated minimum weight of 10,000 pounds or more when not designated as a TL or VOL rate; and/or where applicable,

2. Shipments which are assessed charges based on the provisions of ITEM 470 (EXCLUSIVE USE OF VEHICLE); or

3. Shipments which are accorded Expedited Service.

4. Vehicle(s) containing TL or VOL shipments stopped in transit for completion of loading or partial unloading.

5. Applies only when delay or detention is not attributable to the Carrier.

SECTION 2--NON-APPLICATION

1. NA on shipments subject to LTL or AQ rates; nor on shipments of:

COMMODITIES IN BULK, in tank trucks, dump trucks, vehicles pneumatically unloaded and or/other self-unloading mechanized vehicles;

HEAVY AND SPECIALIZED COMMODITIES or ARTICLES REQUIRING SPECIAL EQUIPMENT OR HANDLING outside the scope of the certificates of General-Commodities Motor Common Carriers;

HOUSEHOLD GOODS;

LIVESTOCK, other than ordinary;

MOBILE HOMES;

NEW APPLIANCES, FIXTURES or FURNITURE, uncartoned or uncrated, which require inside strapping, wrapping, bracing and other loading devices similar to those needed for household goods, provided that the uncrated trailer load rate applies;

SHIPMENTS OF ARTICLES picked-up or delivered to RAILROAD care in railroad owned or leased equipment having prior or subsequent transportation by rail;

SHIPMENTS OF ARTICLES picked up or delivered to WATER CARRIER care in equipment owned by or leased to Water Carrier when prior or subsequent transportation is by water; and

SHIPMENTS transported for consignors and consignees of WATERBORNE commerce at Marine Terminal Facilities to the extent that the Marine Terminal Operator would be liable to the Motor Common Carrier for truck detention under any applicable detention rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).

2. NA to the extent provisions are published applying to specific circumstances in this tariff.

SECTION 3--GENERAL CONDITIONS

1. The detention charges due the Carrier shall be assessed against the Consignor in the case of loading and against the Consignee in the case of unloading, irrespective of whether line-haul charges are prepaid or collect. When detention charges are attributable to others who are not parties to the Bill of Lading, the party responsible for the payment of the freight charges will be held responsible for any accrued detention charges. (See NOTE A)

2. When Carrier's employee assists in loading, unloading, or checking the freight, this item will apply whether or not the power unit is actually detained.

3. Nothing in this item shall require a Carrier to pick-up or deliver freight at hours other than Carrier's normal business hours. This shall not be construed to restrict a Carrier's ability to accept pickup and delivery schedules at hours other than its normal business hours.

4. Upon actual notification by Carrier's employee to a responsible representative of Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party at the premises of pickup or delivery, of the arrival of the vehicle for loading or unloading, the “FREE TIME” for such loading or unloading, as the case may be will be as provided in Section 4. After the expiration of such “FREE TIME” the detention charges provided in Section 5 will be assessed.

5. Loading or unloading at more than one site at or on the premises of Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party shall constitute one vehicle stop.

6. When a vehicle with power is changed to a vehicle without power at the request of Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party, the free time and detention charges will be applied as follows:

a. If the change is requested and made before the expiration of free time for a vehicle with power, free time will cease immediately at the time the request is made, and detention charges for vehicles without power will immediately commence with no further free time allowed.

b. If the change is requested and made after the expiration of free time for a vehicle with power, free time and detention charges will be computed on the basis of a vehicle with power up to the time the change was requested. In addition thereto, the vehicle will immediately be charged detention for vehicles without power with no further free time allowed.

7. When a vehicle is both unloaded and reloaded, each transaction will be treated independently of the other, except that when loading is begun before unloading is completed, free time for loading shall not begin until free time for unloading has elapsed.

SECTION 4--COMPUTATION OF TIME

1. COMMENCEMENT OF TIME--The computation of time per vehicle shall begin to run upon actual notification by Carrier's employee to a responsible representative of consignor, consignee, or other designated party at the premises of pickup or delivery, of the arrival of the vehicle for loading or unloading. Upon such notification, the responsible representative of Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party may enter the time of arrival onto the Carrier's detention record. If the representative refuses to enter the time, then Carrier's employee will enter the time and it will be binding upon each party.

2. TERMINATION OF TIME--The computation of time per vehicle shall cease to run upon completion of loading or unloading. Upon such completion, a responsible representative of Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party may enter the time of completion on to the Carrier's detention record. If the representative refuses to enter the time, then Carrier's employee will enter the time and it will be binding upon each party.

3. CONDITIONS GOVERNING THE COMPUTATION OF TIME:

a. Computations of time are subject to, and are to be made within the normal business hours at the designated place of pickup or delivery. If Carrier is permitted to work beyond this period, such working time shall also be included.

b. When loading or unloading is not completed at the end of normal business hours at the designated place, the Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party shall have the option to:

(1) Request that the vehicle without power remain at its premises subject to the provisions of Section “3”, Paragraph “6”; or

(2) Request that the vehicle with power be returned to Carrier without being subject to charges for Storage or Redelivery so long as free time has not yet expired. When the vehicle is returned for completion of loading or unloading the computation of any remaining free time will resume. If free time has expired and detention has begun to accrue, Storage or Redelivery Charges as may otherwise be provided will be assessed.

4. FREE TIME--Free Time Per Vehicle Stop shall be computed as follows:

ACTUAL WEIGHT IN POUNDS FREE TIME IN MINUTES
Less than 5000 30
5000 or more 60

5. SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

a. Free Time shall be one-half (1/2) that amount normally applicable for the weight, but not to exceed 30 minutes, when:

(1) At least 90 percent of the shipment weight (exclusive of pallet weight) is loaded on pallets; or

(2) When shipment is loaded on flat-bed or other open-top equipment, except that when open-top equipment is used in lieu of closed equipment to transport shipments of un palletized general commodities normal free time provisions will apply.

b. When more than one TL or VOL shipment, or a TL or VOL shipment and one or more LTL or AQ shipments, are loaded or unloaded, as the case may be, at the premises of Consignor, Consignee or other designated party, the combined weight will be used to determine free time. In all other instances the individual shipment weight will be used.

c. When Carrier's employee interrupts loading or unloading by the taking of any normal non-working periods, any such time will be excluded from the computation of free time, or will be excluded from the computation of time in excess of free time.

6. PREARRANGED SCHEDULING:

a. Subject to the provisions of ITEM 503 (DETENTION—PREARRANGED SCHEDULING OF VEHICLE ARRIVAL FOR LOADING OR UNLOADING), and upon reasonable request of Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party, Carrier will, without additional charge, enter into a prearranged schedule for arrival of the vehicle for loading or unloading.

b. When the Carrier enters into a prearranged schedule with Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party for the arrival of the vehicle for loading or unloading and Carrier is unable for any reason to maintain such schedule, then Carrier and Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party have the option, upon arrival of the vehicle, to agree to a mutually convenient and prompt alternative arrival time. In the event such agreement cannot be reached as to arrival time for the computation of detention time against Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party, Carrier's actual arrival time will be subject to an extension of 15 minutes for each 15 minutes, or fraction thereof, the vehicle is delayed beyond the originally scheduled arrival time. In no case shall such extended free time exceed 60 minutes.

c. If Carrier's vehicle arrives prior to scheduled time, time shall begin to run from the schedule time, or actual time loading or unloading commences, whichever is earlier.

SECTION 5—CHARGES

Detention(DET) charges accumulate at $61.67 per half hour.

NOTE A--At those marine terminal facilities where Federal Maritime Commission Detention Charges apply, Carrier charges pursuant to this rule will be assessed on the party responsible for the payment of the freight charges, to the extent such charges exceed those of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).

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DETENTION--VEHICLES WITHOUT POWER UNITS – ITEM 501

 

This item applies when Carrier's vehicle(s) without power unit(s) are delayed or detained on the premises of the Consignor or Consignee, or on other premises designated by either the Consignor or Consignee, or as close thereto as conditions will permit, subject to the following:

SECTION 1--APPLICATION

1. Applies on all shipments, except as provided in Section “2”.

2. Applies only when carrier, subject to availability of equipment, and:

a. Upon request of the Consignor drops or spots empty vehicle(s) for loading; or

b. Upon request of the Consignee drops or spots loaded vehicle(s) for unloading; at a designated site on the premises of such Consignor or Consignee.

SECTION 2--NON-APPLICATION

NA when Carrier's employee assists in loading, unloading, or checking the freight, apply the detention provisions in ITEM 500 and/or ITEM 500-1 (DETENTION--VEHICLES WITH POWER UNITS), whichever is applicable.

NA on shipments of:

COMMODITIES IN BULK, in tank trucks, dump trucks, vehicles pneumatically unloaded and or/other self-unloading mechanized vehicles;

HEAVY AND SPECIALIZED COMMODITIES or ARTICLES REQUIRING SPECIAL EQUIPMENT OR HANDLING outside the scope of the certificates of General-Commodities Motor Common Carriers;

HOUSEHOLD GOODS;

NEW APPLIANCES, FIXTURES or FURNITURE, uncartoned or uncrated, which require inside strapping, wrapping, bracing and other loading devices similar to those needed for household goods, provided that the uncrated trailer load rate applies;

LIVESTOCK, other than ordinary;

MOBILE HOMES;

ARTICLES picked-up or delivered to RAILROAD care in railroad owned or leased equipment having prior or subsequent transportation by rail;

ARTICLES picked up or delivered to WATER CARRIER care in equipment owned by or leased to water Carrier when prior or subsequent transportation is by water; and

SHIPMENTS transported for consignors and consignees of WATERBORNE commerce at Marine Terminal Facilities to the extent that the Marine Terminal Operator would be liable to the Motor Common Carrier for truck detention under any applicable detention rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).

SECTION 3--GENERAL CONDITIONS

1. Empty vehicle(s) placed at the premises of the Consignor without a specific request are not to be considered "dropped" or "spotted" under the provisions of this item until such a time as a specific request from the Consignor is received. Movement of the vehicle(s) to the specifically designated dropping or spotting site shall be the obligation of the carrier.

2. The detention charges due the Carrier will be assessed against the Consignor in the case of loading and against the Consignee in the case of unloading, irrespective of whether line-haul charges are prepaid or collect. When detention charges are attributable to others who are not parties to the Bill of Lading, the party responsible for the payment of the freight charges will be held responsible for any accrued detention charges.

3. Nothing in this item shall require a Carrier to pick-up or deliver dropped or spotted vehicle(s) at hours other than Carrier's normal business hours. This shall not be construed as a restriction on Carrier's ability to accept pickup or deliver a dropped or spotted vehicle(s) at hours other than its normal business hours.

4. LOADING OF DROPPED OR SPOTTED VEHICLE(S):

Will be performed by Consignor, or other party designated by them.

Bill of Lading must show “Shipper Load and Count.”

Carrier’s responsibility for safeguarding shipment(s) shall begin when loading has been completed and possession thereof has been taken by the carrier.

5. UNLOADING OF DROPPED OR SPOTTED VEHICLE(S):

Will be performed by Consignee, or other party designated by them.

Carrier’s responsibility for safeguarding shipment(s) shall cease when vehicle(s) has been dropped or spotted at or on the site designated by the Consignee.

6. When a vehicle is both unloaded and reloaded, each transaction will be treated independently of the other, except that when loading is begun before unloading is completed, free time for loading shall not begin until free time for unloading has elapsed.

7. The “FREE TIME” for loading or unloading, as the case may be, will be as provided in Section “5”. After the expiration of such “FREE TIME” the detention charges provided in Section “6” will be assessed.

8. When a dropped or spotted vehicle is changed to a vehicle with power at the request of Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party, the free time and detention charges will be applied as follows:

a. If the change is requested and made before the expiration of free time for a dropped or spotted vehicle, free time will cease immediately at the time the request is made, and detention charges for vehicles with power will immediately commence with no further free time allowed.

b. If the change is requested and made after the expiration of free time for a dropped or spotted vehicle, free time and detention charges will be computed on the basis of a dropped or spotted vehicle up to the time the change was requested. In addition thereto, the vehicle will immediately be charged detention for vehicles with power with no further free time allowed.

SECTION 4--DROPPING OR SPOTTING OF VEHICLE(S)

1. “DROPPING” or “SPOTTING”... Are considered to be synonymous and are used interchangeably, and means the placing of a vehicle(s) at a specific site designated by the Consignor, Consignee or other party designated by them, detaching the vehicle(s), and leaving the vehicle(s) in full possession of the Consignor, Consignee or other designated party, unattended by carrier's employee and unaccompanied by a power unit(s).

2. The Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party, may shift a dropped or spotted vehicle(s) with its own power units, at its own expense and risk, for the purpose of loading or unloading.

3. The Carrier will not move the vehicle(s) until such time as it has received notification that the vehicle(s) is ready for pickup at any site on the premises.

SECTION 5--COMPUTATION OF TIME

1. COMMENCEMENT OF TIME--The computation of time per vehicle shall begin to run upon placement of the vehicle at site specifically designated by Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party.

2. TERMINATION OF TIME--The computation of time per vehicle shall cease to run upon receipt of notification by the carrier of completion of loading or unloading and the vehicle is available for pickup. Notification shall be given by Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party, by telephone, if convenient and practical, otherwise by telegraph or mail, at their own expense, to carrier or other party designated by carrier for the purpose of advising such carrier or other party that the dropped or spotted trailer has been loaded or unloaded and is ready for pickup. If notification is by telephone, carrier may require written confirmation.

3. FREE TIME--Free Time Allowed Per Vehicle will be 24 consecutive hours for loading and/or unloading.

4. PREARRANGED SCHEDULING:

a. Subject to the provisions of ITEM 503 (DETENTION—PREARRANGED SCHEDULING OF VEHICLE ARRIVAL FOR LOADING OR UNLOADING), and upon reasonable request of Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party, Carrier will, without additional charge, enter into a prearranged schedule for arrival of vehicle(s) for dropping or spotting.

b.If Carrier's vehicle arrives prior to scheduled time, time shall begin to run from the scheduled time, or actual time dropping or spotting commences, whichever is earlier.

c.If Carrier's vehicle arrives later than scheduled time, time shall begin to run from the actual time dropping or spotting commences.

SECTION 6--CHARGES

1.GENERAL DETENTION CHARGES:

After the expiration of free time prescribed herein, use charges will be assessed as follows:

PERIOD OF USE BEYOND FREE TIME

CHARGE PER VEHICLE

For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd 24 hours or fraction thereof (See NOTE A)

$30.00

For the 4th, 5th and 6th 24 hours or fraction thereof (See NOTE A)

$40.00

For the 7th and each succeeding 24 hours or fraction thereof (See NOTE B)

$75.00

 

 

2. STRIKE INTERFERENCE CHARGES:

When, because of a strike of its employees, it is impossible for Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party, to make available for movement by carrier any partially loaded, or empty vehicle(s) detained on their premises, a detention charge per vehicle will be made following the expiration of free time. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays shall be included after the 4th day of charges.

Charge per day or fraction thereof - $58.00.

3. DELAY IN VEHICLE PICKUP CHARGE:

No additional charge will be made for picking-up vehicle(s) dropped or spotted under this item when such pickup can be performed within 30 minutes after arrival of driver and power unit at premises of Consignor, Consignee, or other designated party. When a delay of more than 30 minutes is encountered, detention charges as specified in ITEM 500 (DETENTION--VEHICLES WITH POWER UNITS) will commence from the time of arrival.

 

NOTE A--Excluding Sundays or Holidays.

NOTE B--Including Sundays or Holidays.

 

 

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DETENTION--VEHICLES WITH POWER UNITS--LTL OR AQ – ITEM 500-1

 

This item applies when carrier's vehicle(s) with power unit(s) are delayed or detained, either on the premises of Consignor or Consignee, or as close thereto as conditions will permit, subject to the following:

SECTION 1--APPLICATION

Applies when vehicle(s) have been ordered or used to transport shipments, each having a billed weight of less than 10,000 lbs.

SECTION 2--NON-APPLICATION

1. NA on shipments moving on a rate(s) subject to a stated minimum weight of 10,000 pounds or more when not designated as a TL or VOL rate; or Shipments of LTL or AQ shipments loaded on same vehicle in multiple tender, or unloaded from same vehicle in multiple delivery, with shipments subject to TL or VOL rates or subject to a stated minimum weight of 10,000 lbs., or more. Apply provisions of ITEM 500 (DETENTION--VEHICLE WITH POWER UNITS).

2. Shipments which are assessed charges based on the provisions of ITEM 470 (EXCLUSIVE USE OF VEHICLE); or

3. Shipments which are accorded Expedited Service; or

4. Vehicle(s) containing TL or VOL shipments stopped in transit for completion of loading or partial unloading.

SECTION 3--GENERAL CONDITIONS

1. The detention charges due the Carrier shall be assessed against the Consignor in the case of loading and against the Consignee in the case of unloading, irrespective of whether line-haul charges are prepaid or collect. When detention charges are attributable to others who are not parties to the Bill of Lading, the party responsible for the payment of the freight charges will be held responsible for any accrued detention charges.

2. When carrier's employee assists in loading, unloading or checking the freight, this item will apply whether or not the power unit is actually detained.

3. Nothing in this item shall require a carrier to pickup or deliver freight at hours other than such carrier's normal business hours.

4. Freight remaining undelivered after the accrual of any detention charges may be placed in storage. Such freight shall be subject to accrued detention charges up to the time freight is placed in storage and shall immediately become subject to the charges provided in ITEM 910 (STORAGE). If the freight is later tendered for delivery, the charges in ITEM 830 (REDELIVERY) will apply. In such event detention charges as provided in Section 6 of this item will immediately become applicable.

5. When, through no fault of the carrier, the loading or unloading of a vehicle with power cannot be completed at the end of a normal business day:

a. Consignor or Consignee may request that the vehicle, without power, remain at its premises and the provisions of Paragraph 6 of Section 3 will apply.

b. Consignor, or Consignee may request that the vehicle, with power, be returned to carrier's premises. At the time, computation of any remaining free time will cease. That portion of the shipment in the carrier's possession shall be subject to the charges provided in ITEM 910 (STORAGE). When the vehicle is returned to Consignor's or Consignee's premises, computation of any remaining free time will resume. The portion of a shipment that is redelivered shall be subject to the charges in ITEM 830 (REDELIVERY).

6.Once a vehicle with power is placed for loading or unloading and then changed to a vehicle without power at the request of Consignor or Consignee, the free time and detention charges will be applied as follows:

a.If the change is requested and made within free time allowed for a vehicle with power, free time will cease immediately at the time request is made and detention charges for vehicle without power will be applied immediately with no further free time allowed.

b.If the change is requested and made after expiration of free time for a vehicle with power, free time and detention charges will be computed on the basis of a vehicle with power up to the time the change was requested. In addition thereto, vehicle will immediately be placed on detention for vehicle without power with no further free time allowed.

7.When vehicle is both unloaded and reloaded, each transaction will be treated independently of the other, except that when loading is begun before unloading is completed, free time for loading shall not begin until

free time for unloading has expired.

SECTION 4--DEFINITIONS

‘LOADING’ - includes the furnishing to the carrier the bill of lading or forwarding directions or documents necessary for forwarding of the shipment.

‘UNLOADING’ - includes:

a. Surrender to the carrier of bill of lading on shipments billed ‘TO ORDER’.

b. Payment of lawful charges to the carrier when required prior to delivery of the shipment.

c. Notification to the carrier that vehicle is unloaded.

d. Signing delivery receipt when delivering carrier's agent is present at unloading.

SECTION 5--COMPUTATION OF TIME

1. COMMENCEMENT OF TIME--The computation of time per vehicle shall begin to run upon actual notification by the driver to the responsible representative of the Consignor or Consignee of the arrival of the vehicle for loading or unloading.

2. TERMINATION OF TIME--The computation of time per vehicle shall cease to run upon completion of loading or unloading and receipt by driver of a signed bill of lading or receipt for delivery.

3. CONDITIONS GOVERNING THE COMPUTATION OF TIME:

a. Computations of time are subject to and are to be made within the normal business day at the designated premises at place of pickup or delivery. If carrier is permitted to work before or after the normal business day, such working time shall also be included.

b. When loading or unloading is not completed at the end of such day, time will be resumed upon notification by driver to the responsible representative of the Consignor or Consignee that he is ready to resume loading or unloading.

c. When loading or unloading is interrupted for a normal meal period, meal time not to exceed one (1) hour will be excluded from computation of time.

4. FREE TIME

a. Free Time Per Vehicle Stop shall be computed as follows:

 

ACTUAL WEIGHT IN POUNDS

FREE TIME IN MINUTES

Less than 2,500

30

2,500, but less than 5,000

60

5,000, but less than 7,500

90

7,500, but less than 10,500

120

10,500, but less than 20,000

180

20,000, or more

240

 

b. When Consignor tenders or Consignee receives, more than one shipment, each having a billed weight of less than 10,000 lbs., at one time, the following will apply:

Free time:

(1) Will be computed on the total number of shipments and origin or destination;

(2) Will be increased by five (5) minutes for each shipment, subject to a maximum of 60 minutes additional free time.

(3) When free time is exceeded, detention charges on the vehicle will be determined by the application of the lowest detention charge governing any shipment on vehicle.

(4) Where multiple shipments, each weighing less than 10,000 lbs., exceed the carrying capacity of one vehicle, free time for each vehicle shall be computed separately.

SECTION 6--CHARGES

1. When the loading or unloading is delayed, the charge per vehicle for each thirty minutes, or fraction thereof, beyond free time will be:

$70.92.

2. Where there is more than one payor, charges will be prorated on the basis of the weight of each individual shipment.

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DISTANCES AND ROUTES – ITEM 510

 

SECTION 1-- MILEAGES

Distances computed by the use of Tariff HGB 100 series (MILEAGE GUIDE) between point of origin and point of destination shall be the shortest route provided therein. However,

1. When the Consignor or Consignee requests transportation of the shipment over a particular route that is longer than the shortest route, the mileage over the longer route will be used; or.

2. When operation over the shortest or specified route is not feasible because of operating hazards, load limitations of highways or bridges, underpasses, or other highway limitations, the mileage computed over the actual route of movement of the shipment will apply; or

3. When shipments move under special permits, as required by or obtained from a Municipal, State or Federal Regulatory Body or Commission, which specify the route to be traveled by the motor vehicle, the mileage to be used will be the mileage via the route specified in the special permit.

4. When on shipments subject to stop offs for partial loading or unloading, mileage will be determined from point of origin to point of destination, through the stop off point(s).

5. Where the rates are not shown for the actual distance, the rates given for the next greater distance will apply.

SECTION 2-- RATE BASIS NUMBERS

1. Distances computed by the use of Rate Basis Numbers, Scale Numbers, Zone Numbers, or any other method, other than mileage as provided in Section 1 of this item, shall be determined as provided in tariffs making reference to this tariff as a governing publication, and having application from point of origin to point of destination, over applicable route(s), for article(s) being transported.

2. Where the rates are not shown for the actual distance, the rates given for the next greater distance will apply.

SECTION 3-- ROUTES

1. The rates published in this tariff, and tariffs making reference to this tariff as a governing publication, are applicable only over regular United States (Federal) Interstate Highways and/or State Paved and/or Improved Roads, via carrier(s) handling shipments over routes authorized in their certificate or compliance order issued them.

2. When, for any reason, a carrier(s) transports shipments over an alternate route which is in excess of the shortest route, the rates to apply will be those which would have applied if the shipment had been transported over the shortest route. Rules or other provisions of this tariff providing rates and services from, to or at intermediate points will not apply at points on such alternate routes.

 

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DIVERSION--MOTOR TO AIR TRANSPORTATION – ITEM 515

 

When instructions are received to divert a shipment at any point from Motor to Air transportation, and when such instructions do not include a change in the destination of the shipment, the following provisions apply:

1. The shipment will be charged for on the basis of the combination of rates or charges, as follows:

a. The applicable Motor Carrier charges shall apply from the origin point to the point of diversion, and

b. The applicable Air transportation charges from the diversion point to the destination point.

2. In addition, the following charges will be assessed:

a. For unloading and reloading the line haul vehicle to accomplish such diversion:

Charge Per Man, Per Hour or Fraction Thereof - $40.00;

Minimum Charge Per Shipment - $40.00

 

 

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EQUIPMENT – ITEM 410

 

A Excess liability limitations are not and will not be considered as insurance for the cargo. Any effort to request excess liability limitations or declare a value in excess of the maximums allowed in this tariff is null and void, and the acceptance for carriage of any shipment bearing a request for excess liability limitations or a declared value in excess of the maximums allowed does not constitute a waiver of any provisions of this tariff as to such shipment. Shipments that are inadvertently accepted that exceed these limitations will be capped at $25.00 per pound subject to item 400 for new goods and 20 cents per pound for used goods and charges assessed accordingly.

 

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EQUIPMENT – ITEM 520

 

A carrier's obligation to accept articles for shipment shall be subject to the suitability of available equipment and to requirements of ordinances or laws limiting or regulating the transportation of the property or use of equipment.

 

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EXTREME LENGTH - ITEM 550


EXTREME LENGTH: $118.16 per shipment
When any shipment contains a unit or piece whose length is 12 feet or greater.

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EXTRA LABOR--LOADING OR UNLOADING – ITEM 560

 

SECTION 1--GENERAL CONDITIONS

1. Extra labor for loading or unloading will be furnished by the carrier upon request of the Consignor or the Consignee. However, extra labor will not be furnished unless such is requested.

2. The provisions of this item do not obligate the carrier to furnish extra labor, if such labor is not available at the point of loading or unloading.

3. The provisions of this item are not applicable on Sundays or Holidays. Apply the provisions of ITEM 754 (PICKUP OR DELIVERY SERVICE--SUNDAYS OR HOLIDAYS).

4. Charges for extra labor for LOADING shall be assessed against the Consignor. However, if requested by the Consignee, and so noted on the Bill of Lading, charges for extra labor for LOADING may be assessed against the Consignee.

5. Charges for extra labor for UNLOADING shall be assessed against the Consignee. However, if requested by the Consignor, and so noted on the Bill of Lading, charges for extra labor for UNLOADING may be assessed against the Consignor.

SECTION 2--DEFINITIONS

1. CONSIGNOR--The party from whom the carrier received the shipment, or any part thereof, for transportation at point of origin or any stop-off point, whether such party be the original Consignor, or Warehouseman, or a connecting Air, Motor, Rail or Water Carrier with which the carrier does not maintain joint through rates, or other person to whom the Bill of Lading is issued.

2. CONSIGNEE--The party to whom the carrier is required by the Bill of Lading or other instructions, to deliver the shipment, or any part thereof, at destination or any stop-off points, whether the party be the ultimate Consignee, or Warehouseman, or a connecting Air, Motor, Rail or Water Carrier with whom the carrier does not maintain joint through rates, or other person designated on the Bill of Lading.

SECTION 3--COMPUTATION OF TIME AND MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS

1. TIME--Time shall be computed from the time the extra labor arrives at the place of pickup or delivery until loading or unloading is completed.

2. RECORDS--Carrier's records must be maintained and kept available at all times. Such records must show as to each vehicle containing shipments on which extra labor is used:

a. Name and address of Consignor and Consignee at whose place of business freight is loaded or unloaded;

b. Identification of vehicle tendered for loading or unloading; and

c. Number of extra men used and the number of hours or days each such man was used.

SECTION 4--CHARGES

The charges assessed for extra labor will apply in addition to all other applicable charges. At each location where extra labor is used, the charge therefore will be: $31.50 CWT; $192.28 Max.

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GOVERNING TARIFFS - ITEM 100

 

This tariff is governed, except as otherwise provided in this tariff, by the following described tariffs and by supplements thereto or successive issues thereof:

 

KIND OF TARIFF                                                                          TARIFF SERIES

 

CANADA'S POSTAL CODE DIRECTORIES...

CLASSIFICATION, GOVERNINGNMF 100

CLASS RATESHRCF 500

HAZARDOUS MATERIALSDOT REGULATIONS

MILEAGE GUIDEHGB 100

NATIONAL 5-DIGIT ZIP CODE & POST OFFICE DIRECTORY...

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HANDLING CHARGES: INSIDE PICKUP / DELIVERY – ITEM 566

 

SECTION 1--APPLICATION

1. When requested by Consignor or Consignee, and carrier's operating conditions permit, the carrier may move shipments or portions of shipments from or to positions beyond the immediate adjacent loading or unloading positions as defined in Section 2

2. Service under this item will be provided to floors above or below the level accessible to carrier's vehicle only when elevator or escalator service is available and labor, when necessary to operate same, is provided without cost to the carrier.

SECTION 2--GENERAL CONDITIONS

1. Freight shall be deemed to be immediately adjacent to a space suitable for carrier to place a vehicle for loading or unloading if separated there from only by an intervening public sidewalk.

2. If a parking space, suitable for carrier to place his vehicle for loading or unloading is occupied, or city ordinance prevents its use, the nearest available parking space may be used.

3. When two or more shipments are placed by the Consignor as close as practicable to a parking space suitable for carrier to place its vehicle for loading, all of such shipments will be considered as immediately adjacent thereto even though the shipment(s) that were closest to such parking space were picked up first by the same or different motor carriers.

4. When Consignor assigns to two or more carriers designated spaces in its shipping room or loading platform, where outgoing freight will be placed by the Consignor for pickup by the designated carriers, and all such assigned spaces are as close as practicable to a parking space suitable for the carrier to place its vehicle for loading, all such assigned and designated spaces will be considered immediately adjacent to such parking space.

SECTION 3--CHARGES

1. The charges provided in this item, will be in addition to all other lawful charges.

2. Unless the Bill of Lading is specifically endorsed to show prepayment of these charges they will be collected from the party requesting such service.

3. When on shipments moving on Government Bills of Lading such charges will be collected from the U.S. Government.

4. When shipments are accorded split-pickup, split-delivery or stopping-in-transit for partial loading or unloading, the Minimum Charges and Maximum Charges will apply to each stop separately wherever the service is performed.

 

 

5. Service provided under this item will be assessed charges as follows:

 

Charge per 100 lbs. - $12.22;

Minimum Charge Per Shipment - $99.49;

Maximum Charge Per Shipment; or Per Vehicle,

if more than one vehicle is used to transport the shipment - $250.00.

 

 

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HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, WASTES, OR SUBSTANCES AND RADIOACTIVE WASTE MATERIAL - ITEM 567


Carriers will accept shipments of Hazardous Materials, Wastes, or Substances and Radioactive Waste Material for transportation in accordance with the transportation requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, subject to the following provisions:

SECTION 1--GENERAL CONDITIONS


1. Nothing in this rule shall obligate Carriers to transport shipments beyond the scope of their operating certificates or in violation of any law, regulation or ordinance.

2. A notice of 48 hours must be given to Carrier before tendering shipment, advising name of Consignor, Origin, Consignee and Destination.

3. Carrier will determine through its delivery terminal if Consignee will accept shipment if tendered.

4. Upon advice from Consignee that shipment will be accepted, Carrier will accept shipment.

5. Upon advice from Consignee that shipment will not be accepted, shipment will be refused by Carrier.

6. Should Consignee advise that shipment cannot be accepted, the Carrier will make an attempt to determine when such shipment will be accepted by Consignee and advise Consignor or Connecting Carrier.

7. Shipments will be PREPAID.

8. Any notation of the Bill of Lading which in any way limits or denies Carrier access to the vehicle in which the shipment is loaded, shall be deemed by the Carrier to require handling in accordance with the provisions of ITEM 470 (EXCLUSIVE USE OF VEHICLE) of the tariff.

9. DELAY-IN-TRANSIT CHARGES--Shipments which are delayed at any time due to:

a. Restrictions imposed by any Consignor, Consignee or Regulatory Agency; and/or

b. Shipments delayed, by refusal or otherwise, at destination by Consignee; will be subject to a Delay-In-Transit Charge of 200 percent of the Charges published in ^ITEM 910^ (STORAGE). In case of restrictions imposed by Consignor, Consignee or any Regulatory Agency, such charges to begin at time shipment is delayed and continue until such time as transportation can be resumed or shipment delivered to Consignee; and in case of delay at destination such charges to begin upon Notice of Arrival to Consignee, per ITEM 345 (ARRIVAL NOTICE).

c. The accrued charges will be collected from the party responsible for the delay or if delayed by a regulatory agency, charges will be collected from the Consignor or party requesting the movement of the shipment. The Carrier shall maintain a record of all such shipments and vehicle delays, including the arrival and departure times at points where delays occur and name of party responsible for such delays.

10. SHIPPING CONTAINERS:

a. Waste to be packaged in new or reconditioned DOT specification containers. Reused non-reusable containers will NOT be accepted.

b. When drums and/or containers are found to be defective or leaking through no fault of the carrier, the necessary equipment and/or supplies and the overpack drums or container will be provided to complete transportation of the shipment. The charges for obtaining the equipment and/or supplies and the application of an overpack drum or container will be assessed against the Consignor and will be in addition to all other applicable charges.



SECTION 2--ROUTING AND PERMITS


1. ROUTING--If required by Federal, State or Local regulations, Carrier will prepare designated route plans which will set forth the routes to be utilized in transporting shipments of hazardous materials, wastes, or substances, or radioactive was the material, from the initial origins to the final destinations. The designated route will be the shortest practical route over the highways approved by the appropriate State or Local agency for the transportation of hazardous materials, wastes, or substances, or radioactive waste material, and any interstate highway not disapproved by a State or Local agency with enforcement authority. If the total distance from the initial origin to the final destination via the designated route of movement exceeds 115 percent of the shortest mileage from initial or origin to final destination, the distance in excess of 115 percent will be charged for at the rate per mile of: $3.60. All mileage shall be computed by use of Tariff HGB 100 series.

2. PERMITS--When special permits authorizing the transportation of specific shipments of hazardous materials, waste, or substances, or radioactive waste materials are required by Federal, State or Local regulations, the purchase costs of such permits will be paid by the Carrier and collected as follows:

a. The purchase costs of such permits for each state in which a permit is procured, shall be collected from the shipper or party requesting movement of the shipment, plus a service charge for each permit procured of $48.60.

b. Except for the service charge for each permit required, evidence of payment of all permit charges shall be furnished to the shipper or party requesting movement of the shipment upon request.

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HIGH COST SERVICE AREA SURCHARGE - ITEM 591

 

Shipments from (HCO) or shipments to (HCD) the following zip codes are subject to an accessorial charge.

10001
10002
10003
10004
10005
10006
10007
10008
10009
10010
10011
10012
10013
10014
10016
10017
10018
10019
10020
10021
10022
10023
10024
10025
10026
10027
10028
10029
10030
10031
10032
10033
10034
10035
10036
10037
10039
10040
10041
10055
10065
10075
10101
10103
10104
10105
10106
10107
10108
10110
10111
10112
10113
10116
10118
10119
10120
10121
10122
10123
10128
10150
10151
10152
10153
10154
10155
10158
10159
10162
10165
10166
10167
10168
10169
10170
10171
10172
10173
10174
10175
10176
10177
10178
10199
10203
10249
10256
10268
10270
10271
10274
10276
10278
10279
10280
10281
10282
10286
11236
10474
10301
10302
10303
10304
10305
10306
10307
10308
10309
10310
10311
10312
10313
10314
10315
10316
10317
10318
10319
10320
10321
10322
10323
10324
10325
10326
10327
10328
10329
10330
10331
10332
10333
10334
10335
10336
10337
10338
10339
10340
10341
10342
10343
10344
10345
10346
10347
10348
10349
10350
10351
10352
10353
10354
10355
10356
10357
10358
10359
10360
10361
10362
10363
10364
10365
10366
10367
10368
10369
10370
10371
10372
10373
10374
10375
10376
10377
10378
10379
10380
10381
10382
10383
10384
10385
10386
10387
10388
10389
10390
10391
10392
10393
10394
10395
10396
10397
10398
10399

This charge is in addition to other applicable rates and charges, for movement of the shipment, or any other accessorial services. The surcharge will be billed to the party who is responsible for freight charges. The code for this service is HCO or HCD, and will be detailed on the invoice on a separate line. If both origin and destination are in high cost service areas, two separate charges will apply.


January 2019 charge $59.40 per instance

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IB - IN BOND SHIPMENT CHARGE – ITEM 852

(U.S. Domestic and Cross Border)

1. Carrier will attempt to clear all shipments at border crossing or carrier bonded facility. If customs and/or customer requires shipment to move in-bond from Canada border or to another bonded facility, addition charges will apply.

2. In addition to all other charges, shipments moving to/from points of Canada and the United States shall be subject to additional charges related to customs processing, border delays, increased security, technology related requirements and/or investments.

a. All charges in this item apply to each customs clearance individually.

IB Charges: $3.97 cwt subject to Minimum $169.21 and Maximum $459.99

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IMPRACTICABLE OPERATIONS – ITEM 570

 

Pickup or delivery service will not be performed by the carrier at any site from or to which it is impracticable to operate vehicles because of:

1. The conditions of roads, streets, driveways, alleys or approaches thereto.

2. Inadequate loading or unloading facilities.

3. Riots, acts of God, the public enemy, the authority of law, the existence of violence, or such possible disturbances as tending to create reasonable apprehension of danger to persons or property.

4. Ferries.

 

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LOADING BY CONSIGNOR - UNLOADING BY CONSIGNEE – ITEM 578

 

Rates for transportation do not include the service for loading and unloading by the carrier. The Consignor shall be responsible for Loading and the Consignee shall be responsible for Unloading shipments which require the capacity of the carrier's trailer, and/or shipments weighing 15,000 lbs. or more, subject to the following additional provisions:

1. Carrier will upon request perform loading or unloading service subject to:

a. A Per Truckload Charge for each such service will be assessed - $250.00;

b. Each such service shall be treated independently of any other such service.

c. Such charge will apply in addition to all other applicable charges.

2. If the Consignor, or any party tendering any portion of the shipment,

refuses to perform the loading or the Consignee, or any party receiving any portion of the shipment, refuses to perform the unloading, the carrier will perform the loading and/or unloading, as the case may be, subject to the provisions and charges outlined in Paragraph 1, above.

3. At time of shipment a notation must be made on the Bill of Lading and Shipping Order that consignor is to load and/or consignee is to unload the shipment.

4. The requirements in Paragraph “1” that notation must be placed on Bill of Lading and Shipping Order at time of shipment will not apply when entire shipment consists of freight in a single container or freight secured to pallets, platforms or lift truck skids, or freight in any other authorized form of shipment, each unit weighing 500 lbs., or more as tendered for shipment and loading is required by Consignor and unloading required by Consignee, per NMFC Item 568.

5. When the Bill of Lading and Shipping Order notation as required in Paragraph 1 of this item is inadvertently omitted, the Consignor and/or Consignee must furnish the carrier with proof, satisfactory to the carrier, within 60 days from the date of delivery that loading and unloading was actually performed in accordance with the provisions of this item, except for the absence of the notation required in Paragraph 1.

6. The complete loading and/or unloading service of the freight, including the count thereof, must be performed by the Consignor and/or Consignee at his expense, without any assistance from the carrier. The carrier's employee and power unit are to be released while loading and/or unloading is performed. At carrier's option, the carrier's employee and power unit may remain during loading or unloading, but will render no assistance in loading or unloading.

7. The complete loading service includes the counting and loading of the freight into or on the carrier's vehicle and the stowing and arranging thereof. Any temporary blocking, flooring or lining, racks, standards, strips, stakes or similar bracing, dunnage or supports, not constituting a shipping carrier, container or package, or a part of the vehicle when required to protect and make shipments secure for transportation, must be furnished and installed by the Consignor.

8. The complete unloading service means that the Consignee must remove the freight from the position in which it is transported in or on the carrier's vehicle.

9. On mixed shipments, when any portion of the freight is required to be loaded or unloaded by the Consignor and/or Consignee, as a condition precedent to the application of the rate, the entire shipment must be loaded and/or unloaded and counted by the Consignor or Consignee, otherwise the rate will not apply and rates otherwise published will be assessed.

10. In the event the shipment is stopped-off for partial loading or partial unloading, the party or parties tendering or receiving any portion of the shipment will be subject to the requirements of this item as to loading or unloading.

 

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MABD – MUST ARRIVE BY DATE – ITEM 646

1. Any shipment requiring a specific delivery date or request for appointment delivery date will be identified with MABD. All shipments with MABD will be subject to an additional charge of $78.75.

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MARKING OR TAGGING FREIGHT – ITEM 580

 

1. The provisions of this item are subject to the provisions of NMFC Item 580.

2. Charges accruing under the provisions of this item are in addition to all other lawfully applicable rates and charges.

SECTION 1--MARKING OR TAGGING FREIGHT-LTL or AQ

Except as otherwise provided for in this item, when shipments are released to a carrier with instructions to prepare a Bill of Lading, or where Bill of Lading is prepared by the owner of the goods and supplied to the carrier, the carrier will tag the freight to conform with NMFC Item 580, subject to the following charges:

a. LABELS OR TAGS SUPPLIED BY OWNER OF GOODS:

Charge per individual piece of freight (Charge per label or tag) - $2.81;

Minimum Charge Per Shipment - $35.63

b. LABELS OR TAGS SUPPLIED BY CARRIER:

Charge per individual piece of freight (Charge per label or tag) - $2.81;

Minimum Charge Per Shipment - $35.63

SECTION 2--IMPORT FREIGHT MOVING IN-BOND

1. Import shipments of LTL or AQ freight, forwarded IN-BOND, which upon delivery to the carrier at the Port of Entry, bear blind or abbreviated markings, shall be marked with red label or tag of the U.S. Government to show the following information, which will be considered in full compliance with NMFC Item 580:

 

TRANSPORTATION ENTRY NO.__________________

FROM__________________________________________

(Station)

TO_____________________________________________

(Destination)

NOTICE - THIS PACKAGE IS UNDER BOND, AND MUST BE DELIVERED INTACT TO THE CHIEF OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AT______________________________________________

 

2. Shipments marked in accordance with this Section, when prepared and/or applied by the carrier:

Charge per individual piece of freight (Charge per label or tag - $2.81;

Minimum Charge Per Shipment - $35.63.

3. Any additional marking required by the Consignor, if performed by the carrier, will be charged for at the same rate as provided in Paragraph 2 of this Section.

4. The charges in this item will not apply when the vehicles are loaded to visible capacity and sealed with a red IN-BOND customs seal.

SECTION 3-- FREIGHT NOT MOVING IN BOND

1. On Import, Coastwise or Intercoastal traffic and on shipments received at steamship piers, which upon delivery to carrier, or its agent, at the Ports of Entry, bear blind or abbreviated markings, will, if necessary for proper identification, after completion of Customs' formalities, be marked in conformity with NMFC Item 580.

2. When marking is done by an employee of the carrier, or other party acting as agent for the carrier, the charge for such marking will be as provided in SECTION 4. Such charge, unless paid to the carrier or its agent, at the Port of Entry, will follow as an Advanced Charge against the shipment.

SECTION 4--CHANGING MARKINGS OR TAGS

1. Subject to the provision of NMFC Item 580, the carrier will at the request of the Consignor or Consignee, change or alter according to instructions, the markings or tags on any packages or piece of freight, subject to the following charges:

Charge per individual piece of freight (Charge per label or tag) - $2.81;

Minimum Charge Per Shipment - $35.63.

2. The charges accruing under the provisions of this Section, must be either paid by the party requesting the service or guaranteed to the satisfaction of the carrier before the service will be performed.

 

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MAXIMUM CHARGE – ITEM 595

 

Except as otherwise provided, in no case shall the charge for any shipment from and to the same points, via the same route of movement, be greater than the charge for a greater quantity of the same commodity, subject to the same packing provisions, at the rate and weight applicable to such greater quantity of freight.

 

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MAXIMUM WEIGHTS--TL OR VOL SHIPMENTS – ITEM 596

 

Except as specifically provided in individual items, TL or VOL provisions subject to a maximum weight restriction, will apply only to the extent the total weight of the shipment does not exceed such maximum weight. That portion of a shipment in excess of a stated maximum weight shall be rated as a separate shipment.

 

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MEXICO SHIPMENT LIABILITIES – ITEM 401

1. When an available through service to/from Mexico is requested by the shipper, it is noted that any loss or damage, concealed or otherwise, of a shipment, the liability will not exceed $0.50 per pound per package with a maximum liability with $1000.00 per occurrence.

2. Carrier assumes no liability on shipments consisting of fresh fruit, plants, flowers or limited shelf life product to/from Mexico.

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MINIMUM CHARGE – ITEM 610

CUBIC CAPACITY AND DENSITY

 

PART 1--APPLICATION

ANY LTL SHIPMENT WHICH:

a. Occupies 600 cubic feet or more cubic capacity, and

b. Has an average density of less than 10 lbs. per cubic foot, will be subject to a minimum charge as follows:

The applicable Class 77.5 rate multiplied by the calculated weight.

The calculated weight will be determined by multiplying the number of cubic feet of the shipment times 10 lbs. for each cubic foot, or portion thereof.

PART 2--CONDITIONS

1. The provisions of this item are not applicable in connection with shipments subject to Capacity Load or Exclusive Use of Vehicle provisions; nor on TL or VOL rates and charges per vehicle or trailer used.

2. Shipments subject to the provisions of this item will not be subject to any otherwise applicable discounts.

3. The minimum charge applicable via this rule will not be greater than the charges derived from application of minimum charge for a capacity load.

4. The cubic capacity of the shipment will be determined by totaling the cubic feet of each packaged unit in the shipment.

5. Any shipping unit that will not allow other freight to be loaded on or around it due to its irregular shape, e.g. “Pyramid Pallets”, or height rendering the free air space above unusable, will be considered as being 110 inches in height for the purpose of calculating density per cubic foot. Packaged units, such as pallets, skids, cartons banded or shrink-wrapped into a single unit, units which due to their irregular shape on top (e.g. machines, etc.), or packaged units which are marked with instructions that no other freight is to be loaded on top are subject to the provisions of this item.

 

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MIXED SHIPMENT ARTICLES – ITEM 645

Classified by weight or quantity

1. On mixed shipments of commodities subject to different ratings and/or rates, any deficit weight will be rated at the lowest rate applicable to any article in the shipment.

2. Shipments that contain items of differing classes, will be rated per the equivalent class based on the total density of the entire shipment, with reference to the below sanctions. All shipments containing commodities subject to density-based classifications will be rated under sole discretion of the carrier.

A. If density is:

  • Less than 1 pcf -> Apply rating class 400
  • 1 but less than 2 -> Apply rating class 300
  • 2 but less than 4 -> Apply rating class 250
  • 4 but less than 6 -> Apply rating class 175
  • 6 but less than 8 -> Apply rating class 125
  • 8 but less than 10 -> Apply rating class 100
  • 10 but less than 12 -> Apply rating class 92.5
  • 12 but less than 15 -> Apply rating class 85
  • 15 but less than 22.5 -> Apply rating class 70
  • 22.5 but less than 30 -> Apply rating class 65
  • 30 pcf or greater -> Apply rating class 60

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NOTIFICATION PRIOR TO DELIVERY – ITEM 647

 

1. When a carrier is requested to give telephone or written notice of arrival, as a condition necessary prior to delivery on shipments subject to minimum charge or rates applying on less than 20,000 pounds, a charge per shipment will be assessed, as follows:

a. Notation for such request is made on the bill of lading, the charge per shipment will be: $32.15

2. The provisions of Paragraph 1a of this item are NA when the consignee of a shipment is located at a private residence, apartment, camp (other than military), church, country club, estate, farm, rectory or school. The term “private residence” shall apply to the entire premises on which a dwelling for living is located, except will not apply to that portion of the premises where commercial or business activity is conducted that involves the sale of merchandise or services to the walk-in public during normal business hours. Apply the provisions published in ITEM 753 (PICKUP OR DELIVERY SERVICE AT PRIVATE RESIDENCES AND OTHER SUCH LOCATIONS.)

 

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OPERATIONS, SCOPE OF HERCULES FORWARDING, INC. - MC-236993 – ITEM 650

 

To operate as a common carrier by motor vehicle in interstate or foreign commerce, over irregular routes, transporting general commodities (except household goods), between points in the United States and Canada.

 

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PACKING OR PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS – ITEM 680

 

SECTION 1

1. Where packing requirements are not provided in this tariff, or tariffs governed by this tariff, the packing requirements of the NMFC will apply.

2. Where packing requirements are provided in this tariff, or tariff governed by this tariff, rates and/or ratings will apply only when the article(s) are packed in accordance with such packing requirements. Such rates and/or ratings will also apply when the article(s) are packaged as required, and placed on pallets.

SECTION 2

PACKING OR PACKAGING--NON-COMPLIANCE WITH: (Exception to Section 3(a) of NMFC Item 687)

1. The provisions of this Section applies only on articles in packages which also serve as Display Stands or Racks, and then only when the article(s) and necessary interior packing devices occupy less than 80 percent of the interior cubic capacity of the outer shipping container.

2. The transportation charge on articles which fail to comply with packing requirements, and failure to comply is discovered after articles have been accepted for transportation, must be determined as follows:

When LTL or AQ classes or ratings are applicable to the articles shipped, the charge shall be 200 percent of the charge determined by applying the highest LTL or AQ class or rating provided for such articles in the same shipping form.

 

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PALLETS OR CONTAINERS – ITEM 710

 

SECTION 1--SHIPMENTS TRANSPORTED IN OR ON SHIPPING CARRIERS

Except as otherwise specifically provided, when shipments are tendered to carrier and transported in or on shipping carriers, containers, pallets, platforms, racks, reels or skids, such carriers, containers, pallets, platforms, racks, reels or skids constitute an integral part of the shipment and are to be delivered to and receipted for by the consignee(s) named on the Bill of Lading covering the loaded movement.

SECTION 2--FREE RETURN OF PALLETS OR CONTAINERS

Any request or provisions noted on the bill of lading or shipping order at the time of movement requesting the return of these shipping devices, forms or packages, shall be deemed to be for informational purposes only, and it will not be binding up on the carrier to accomplish or comply with such request or provisions to complete the contract of carriage on the shipment. The provisions of this item are NA on marine type or inter modal containers designed for highway use on wheels.

 

 

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PFF - PROTECTION AGAINST FREEZING – ITEM 990

1. Hercules will provide protection against freezing services for commodities that have a freeze point of 32°F/0°C or lower and require protection from freezing.

a. Service under this rule will be provided only for shipments handled directly.

2. We reserve the right to suspend protection against freezing services if conditions prevent successful protection.

3. Protection against freezing is applicable only where suitable equipment is available.

4. If you require protection against freezing, shipper must notify and carrier must acknowledge prior to pick up of goods.

5. Protection against freezing will not offered and liabilities are not assumed by Hercules Freight if shipper fails to place the protective service notation on the bill of lading, or if not acknowledged by carrier prior to pick up.


Liabilities are not assumed by Hercules Freight on shipments with the following conditions:


a. Shipments held for consolidation.

b. Reconsigned shipments.

c. Shipments requiring delivery on Holidays and weekends.

d. Shipments having Excess Liability are not eligible for Protection Against Freezing.

e. Shipment is refused by consignee.

f. Shipment contains volume spot quotes.


PFF Charges: $2.10 cwt subject to Minimum $80.18 and Maximum $214.28

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PRIVATE RESIDENCE / PICKUP OR DELIVERY SERVICE – ITEM 753

Provisions of this item will apply to residential locations, including the entire premise on which a dwelling is located, including but not limited to; private residences, apartments and dormitories, and rectories. Residence is further defined as consigned to a proper name.

Shipments picked up at, consigned to or delivered to such locations will be assessed a charge per service of $12.22 per cwt, but not less than $99.49, nor more than $425.88 per shipment, in addition to all other charges applicable to the shipment.

Accepting delivery at Hercules' terminal does not constitute re-consignment nor does it constitute a chargeable service under this item.

PART 2--ARRANGEMENTS FOR DELIVERY

Before attempting delivery to residences and other related types of premises such as those described in PART 1, the carrier must reach agreement with the consignee or consignor regarding the date and time (approximate) of such delivery. This arrangement for delivery may be accomplished through a notation by the consignor on the Bill of Lading, or by oral or written arrangement between the carrier and the consignee. In any case, some mutually agreed upon arrangement for delivery must be made before tender of delivery is initially attempted.

PART 3--RENOTIFICATION AND/OR REDELIVERY

1. If the carrier complies with the regulation described in PART 2, and through the fault of the consignee is unable to tender delivery as scheduled, a charge to cover the service described in PART 2, and additional costs of the re-notification, arrangement, and redelivery will be assessed of: $15.57 per cwt, with a minimum charge of $93.34 and a maximum charge of $434.59.

2. The requirements of PART 2 regarding prior arrangements for tender of delivery are similarly applicable when redelivery is necessary.

PART 4--PAYMENT OF EXTRA CHARGES

1. Charges provided in PART 3, if accrued, will be in addition to all other lawful charges. Unless the Bill of Lading is specifically endorsed to show prepayment of these charges, they will be collected from the consignee.

2. Charges on shipments moving on Government Bills of Lading will be collected from the U.S. Government.

 

 

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PICKUP OR DELIVERY SERVICE – ITEM 750

 

Except as otherwise provided, rates in tariffs governed by this tariff include one pickup and loading and one delivery and unloading, or one tender for delivery, of a shipment by the carrier during business hours, at one site, subject to the following provisions:

SECTION 1--PLACEMENT OF VEHICLE

1. FOR LOADING--At the request of the Consignor, the carrier will furnish and place a vehicle at the loading site designated by the Consignor to pickup a shipment tendered for transportation.

2. FOR UNLOADING--The delivery of a shipment by the carrier to the place of delivery specified on the Bill of Lading will include the placing of vehicle at the delivery site designated by the Consignee.

3. For the purpose of providing pickup or delivery services, carrier will furnish only one (1) vehicle, except:

a. When carrier exercises its option under ITEM 900 (STOPOFF FOR LOADING OR UNLOADING); or

b. Where other tariff provisions specifically provide for the use of more than one vehicle.

SECTION 2--LOADING BY CARRIER

1. Freight tendered for loading shall be so situated by the Consignor as to be directly accessible to the vehicle, or it shall be immediately adjacent to a parking space suitable for carrier to place its vehicle for loading. See ITEM 566 (HANDLING FREIGHT AT POSITIONS NOT IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO VEHICLE).

2. Carrier will furnish only one man per vehicle for loading, whether the driver, helper or any other carrier employee. Extra labor for loading may be provided subject to the provisions of ITEM 560 (EXTRA LABOR).

3. Loading, as defined in this item, includes stowing and counting of the freight in or on the carrier's vehicle.

SECTION 3--UNLOADING BY CARRIER

1. Freight will be unloaded at the delivery site immediately adjacent to the delivery vehicle. See ITEM 566 (HANDLING FREIGHT AT POSITIONS NOT IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO VEHICLE).

2. Carrier will furnish only one man per vehicle for unloading, whether the driver, helper or any other carrier employee. Extra labor for unloading may be provided subject to the provisions of ITEM 560 (EXTRA LABOR).

3. Unloading, as defined in this item, includes the counting and removing of the freight from the position in which it is transported in or on the carrier's vehicle.

SECTION 4--RESTRICTIONS ON LOADING OR UNLOADING BY CARRIER

1. Loading or unloading service does not include assembling, packing, unpacking, dismantling, inspecting, sorting or segregating freight (SEE ITEM 756); nor does it include opening of packages or unitized shipments, including shrink wrapped or bonded freight on pallets or skids.

2. Loading or unloading service does not include furnishing by the carrier of rigging or special loading or unloading equipment, such as platform vehicles (other than two-wheeled hand trucks), winches, cranes, jacks, blocks or falls, chain falls or other special equipment used in hoisting, lowering, handling or placing freight in position. When such equipment is used in loading or unloading, the Consignor or the Consignee, shall furnish the equipment and the necessary labor to operate such equipment at its expense, and shall also assume responsibility for safe loading or unloading. Carrier's employee may use hand trucks or four-wheeled hand carts and hand or electrically operated pallet jacks (non-riding type).

SECTION 5--LOADING BY CONSIGNOR OR UNLOADING BY CONSIGNEE

The Consignor or Consignee may elect to waive the loading or unloading of freight by the carrier as provided in this item, by performing at his own expense the loading of the shipment on the carrier's vehicle or unloading of the shipment from the carrier's vehicle.

SECTION 6--WAIVER OF DELIVERY RECEIPT

When the Consignor, or owner of the freight, has made written arrangements with the carrier, freight consigned to Construction Sites, or other places where no representative of the Consignee, or Owner of the freight, is present or available to receipt for the shipment, will be delivered and unloaded by the carrier and left unattended at the place designated. The carrier will unload the shipment, providing the otherwise applicable tariff rules or rates do not specifically require the Consignee to so perform such service.

SECTION 7--HEAVY OR BULKY FREIGHT--LOADING OR UNLOADING

When freight, per package or piece, in a single container, or secured to pallets, platforms or lift truck skids, or in any other authorized form of shipments:

1. WEIGHS 110 LBS. OR LESS--The carrier will perform the loading and/or unloading.

2. WEIGHS MORE THAN 110 LBS., BUT LESS THAN 500 LBS.:

a. The carrier will perform the loading and/or unloading where the Consignor or Consignee provides a dock, platform or ramp directly accessible to the carrier's vehicle, and the freight does not:

(1) Exceed 8 feet in its greatest dimension or 4 feet in each its greatest and intermediate dimension; or

(2) Exceeds 8 feet but does not exceed 22 feet in its greatest dimension and does not exceed 2 feet in its intermediate dimension; or

(3) Does not exceed 10 feet in its greatest dimension and does not exceed 5 feet in its intermediate dimension and does not exceed 1 foot in its least dimension.

b. When the freight does not meet the above criteria the Consignor or Consignee will perform the loading or unloading. On request of Consignor or Consignee, the driver will assist the Consignor or the Consignee in loading or unloading.

c. Where the Consignor and/or Consignee does not provide a dock, platform or ramp, the driver, upon request, will assist the Consignor or Consignee in loading and/or unloading.

3. WEIGHS 500 LBS. OR MORE--The Consignor or Consignee will perform the loading or unloading. On request of Consignor or Consignee, the driver will assist the Consignor or the Consignee in loading or unloading.

SECTION 8--NON-APPLICATION

The provisions of this item are NA to the extent that provisions published in the following items apply:

ITEM 570 (IMPRACTICAL OPERATIONS); and ITEM 753 (PICKUP OR DELIVERY SERVICE AT PRIVATE RESIDENCES AND OTHER SUCH LOCATIONS); and ITEM 754 (PICKUP OR DELIVERY SERVICE--SUNDAYS OR HOLIDAYS); and ITEM 755 (PICKUP OR DELIVERY SERVICE-SATURDAYS).

 

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PICKUP OR DELIVERY SERVICE--SUNDAYS OR HOLIDAYS – ITEM 754

 

1. When consignor or consignee requests carrier to pickup and/or delivery freight on Sundays or Holidays, such service will be subject to the following charges, which shall be in addition to all other applicable charges:

Charge per man, per hour, or fraction thereof - $113.61;

Minimum charge per man, per day - $465.56.

2. Time shall be computed upon notification of the driver to the responsible representative of the consignor or consignee that the vehicle or vehicles are available for loading or unloading at the premises of the consignor or consignee, and shall end upon completion of loading or unloading and receipt by driver of signed bill of lading or receipt for delivery.

3. Consignor or consignee may request carrier to place or pickup empty trailer(s) (vehicles without power units) on Sundays or Holidays even though the actual pickup and/or delivery of freight may occur on a day other than Sundays or Holidays. The charges for this service will be:

Charge per man, per day, or fraction thereof - $465.56.

4. Carrier is not obligated to furnish pickup or delivery service on Sundays or Holidays.

5. Charges must be either paid by the party requesting the service or guaranteed to the satisfaction of the carrier before pickup or delivery will be made.

6. a. The term “HOLIDAY” means: Christmas Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, or any other day generally observed as a holiday by the carrier at the point where the service is performed.

b. When the holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be considered as a holiday.

c. If a delivery date is specified on the Bill of Lading or the Shipping Order and it is a Sunday or a Holiday, such document must also indicate that the date is in fact a Sunday or a Holiday.

 

 

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PICKUP OR DELIVERY SERVICE—SATURDAYS – ITEM 755

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

1. Unless otherwise specifically provided, when a consignor or consignee requires and requests collection (pickup) or delivery of freight on Saturdays, such service will be subject to the following charges, which shall be in addition to all other applicable charges:

Charge per man, per hour, or fraction thereof - $113.61;

Minimum charge per man, per day - $465.56.

2. This rule shall not be construed as obligating the carrier to furnish pickup or delivery service on the days stated herein.

3. Under this rule, the day (Saturdays) shall be deemed to end at 7:00 A.M. of the succeeding day.

4. The charge for services provided will be assessed against the party requesting the service.

5. The terms “CONSIGNOR” or “CONSIGNEE” as used in this item, include the authorized representative or agent of such “consignor” or “consignee”.

 

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PREPAYMENT OR GUARANTEE OF CHARGES – ITEM 769

 

Except as provided, shipments will be accepted subject to the following provisions:

SECTION 1

A PREPAID shipment is one on which the charges for transportation service rendered at the request of the consignor, including charges for any accessories services performed at the request of the consignor are to be paid by the consignor.

SECTION 2

A COLLECT shipment is one which the charges for transportation service, including accessorial services rendered at the request of the consignee, or requested by the consignor for the consignee, are to be paid for by the consignee.

SECTION 3

1. A shipment on which charges are to be paid by a party other than the consignor or consignee will be accepted provided that the consignor has established credit with the carrier picking up the shipment at origin and guarantees to pay the charges if the third party fails to do so within the time allowed under the federal or state credit regulations.

2. A shipment moving under the provisions of this SECTION, will not be accepted if the consignee executes Section 7 of the Bill of Lading.

SECTION 4

If, in the judgment of the carrier picking-up a shipment at origin, the forced sale of the goods would not realize the total charges due at destination, the shipment must be PREPAID.

SECTION 5

1. If a shipment is required by SECTION 4 hereof, or by any provisions of this classification to be PREPAID, it will be accepted on a collect basis if the consignor has established credit with the carrier picking-up the shipment at origin and the consignor guarantees to pay the charges if the consignee fails to do so within the time allowed under the federal or state credit regulations.

2. A shipment moving under the provisions of this SECTION, will not be accepted if the consignee executes Section 7 of the Bill of Lading.

 

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PREPAYMENT OR COLLECTION ON PARTIAL BASIS – ITEM 770

 

Except as otherwise provided in tariffs making reference to this tariff, no shipment will be accepted on a partially prepaid or partially collect basis.

 

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PREPAYMENT OR COLLECTION ON PARTIAL BASIS - ITEM 770-1


SECTION 1



Except as otherwise provided in tariffs making reference to this tariff, no shipment will be accepted on a partially prepaid or partially collect basis.


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PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED ARTICLES – ITEM 780

 

SECTION 1--PROPERTY OF EXTRAORDINARY VALUE.

1. Articles of extraordinary value will not be accepted for shipment nor as premiums accompanying other articles.

2. Unless otherwise provided, the following property will not be accepted for shipment, nor as premiums accompanying other articles:

Bank bills

Currency, other than coin (See NOTE 1)

Deeds

Drafts

Jewelry, other than costume or novelty jewelry

Letters, with or without stamps affixed (See NOTE 2)

Museum exhibits or articles of antiquity (See NOTE 4)

Notes

Original works of art (See NOTE 5)

Postage stamps

Precious stones

Revenue stamps (See NOTE 3)

Valuable papers of any kinds

NOTE 1--MONETARY COINS will not be accepted as premiums with other articles except as authorized in NMFC Item 310.

NOTE 2--UNITED STATES MAIL will be accepted when the consignor and consignee are United States Post Offices.

NOTE 3--Except U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE DISTILLED SPIRITS STAMPS, which will be accepted in TL or VOL shipments only.

NOTE 4--Except ANTIQUE FURNITURE subject to NMFC Items 100240 and 100260 or NUMISMATIC EXHIBITS subject to NMFC Item 63830.

NOTE 5--Except PICTURES or PAINTINGS subject to NMFC Items 100240, 100260 and 149420.

SECTION 2--FREIGHT LIABLE TO DAMAGE OTHER FREIGHT OR EQUIPMENT

Carriers are not obligated to receive freight liable to impregnate or otherwise damage other freight or carriers' equipment. Such freight may be accepted and receipted for subject to delay for suitable equipment, or may, for lack of suitable equipment, be refused.

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PROTECTION FROM FREEZING SERVICE – ITEM 720

 

1. When Consignor/Consignee request a shipment be protected from freezing, the following provisions will apply:

a. Shipments must be picked up and delivered within HRCF's direct service area.

b. The following services will not be performed for shipments requiring protection from freezing:

i. Appointment Delivery

ii.Order Notify

2. For shipments moving within HRCF's direct service area:

a. This service will be provided using the following calculation 1.68 cwt. with a minimum charge of 39.27 and a maximum charge of 168.31.

b. PROTECTION FROM FREEZING SERVICE will only be provided when:

i. Suitable equipment is available.

ii.The outside temperature is above 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

iii.Consignor endorses the bill of lading "protect from freezing", or words of similar purport. Such markings will be on each package.

iv.The commodities being shipped have a freezing point of 32 degrees or less.

c. PROTECTION FROM FREEZING SERVICE will apply only in the months of November through March.

d. PROTECTION FROM FREEZING SERVICE may be withdrawn at Carrier's Discretion.

e. Carrier will not store shipments requiring protection from freezing over weekends or holiday periods.

f. Carrier provides limited protective services and therefore assumes no liability for damage to perishable commodities, including but not limited to wilting, freezing, heat damage, burning, disease, and any and all damage related to the perishable nature of the commodity or commodities which may occur while the shipment is in the Carrier's possession.

$1.68 CWT

$39.27 Min

$168.31 Max

 

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RATES AND CHARGES STATED IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY – ITEM 815

 

1. Rates and charges contained in tariffs making reference hereto, or herein, are stated in currency of the United States.

2. When payment of freight charges is made in foreign currency, the exchange value of such currency must not be less than the charges valued in U.S. currency.

 

 

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RECONSIGNMENT OR DIVERSION – ITEM 820

 

A request for reconsignment or diversion of a shipment may be accepted, subject to the following provisions:

SECTION 1--DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this rule, the terms “RECONSIGNMENT” and “DIVERSION” are considered to be synonymous and the use of either will be considered to mean:

1. A change in the name of the consignor and consignee.

2. A change in the place of delivery within original destination point.

3. A change in the destination point.

4. Relinquishment of shipment at point of origin.(See NOTE B)

5. Instructions received by the originating carrier prior to receipt of shipment. (See NOTE C)

SECTION 2--CONDITIONS

1. Requests for reconsignment must be made in writing or confirmed in writing. The carrier must be satisfied that the party making the request has the authority to do so. Conditional or qualified requests will not be accepted. Carrier will not accept disposition instructions printed on the Bill of Lading, Shipping Order, Shipping Label or Container as authority to reship, return or re-consign a shipment.

2. Carrier will make a diligent effort to execute a request for reconsignment, but will not be responsible if such service is not affected.

3. All charges applicable to the shipment whether accrued or accruing must be paid or guaranteed to the satisfaction of the carrier before consignment will be made.

4. Only entire shipments, not portions of shipments, may be reconsigned.

5. An order for reconsignment of a shipment moving under Uniform Order Bills of Lading will not be considered valid, unless and until the original bill of lading is surrendered for cancellation, endorsed or exchanged.

6. Instructions for reconsignment of C.O.D. shipments will be accepted only from the consignor.

7. Marking or Tagging--Shipments requiring marking or tagging in order to comply with the provisions of NMFC Item 580, or when carrier is specifically requested to do so by the consignor or consignee, will be marked or tagged by the carrier, subject to charges for Marking or Tagging in ITEM 580 (MARKING OR TAGGING FREIGHT).

8. Reconsignment will not be permitted on “IN BOND”, shipments.

9. All shipments for Export not directly consigned at origin to an export pier dock, pier terminal, transit shed or wharf will be subject to the charges provided in this item. The provisions of Paragraphs 1 thru 8 of this Section will not apply.

 

SECTION 3--CHARGES

 

Re-consignment delivery: $15.95 CWT; $138.75 Min

 

 

NOTE A--Charges also apply for reconsignment to points and places outside of the original destination point provided such areas are:

1. Subject to the same line-haul rate as the original destination point; and,

2. Within the following air mileage measured from the municipal limits of the original destination point:

 

NOTE B--Where a request is made by Consignor, before a shipment has left carrier's terminal at point of origin, including points and places defined in NOTE A, for:

1. Return of a shipment to the original place of shipment; or

2. Delivery to another carrier at point of origin; or

3. Relinquish possession to Consignor or to another carrier at carrier's terminal; such service, if performed, will be subject to the charges shown in Section 3.

NOTE C--Upon instructions received by the originating carrier, prior to receipt of a shipment, at point of Origin, accompanied by a through Bill of Lading covering the shipment, the carrier will accept the shipment when tendered by the party in possession of the shipment, issue a receipt (not a Bill of Lading) to the party tendering the shipment, and then execute the Bill of Lading. Such shipment will be subject to the charge shown in Section 3.

NOTE D:1. If the change in destination point is requested and instructions are received in time to effect the requested change at the original terminal of the originating carrier, an additional charge will be assessed, in addition to the applicable tariff rates and charges from points of origin to the new destination. Charges to be as shown in Section 3.

2. When Consignor or Consignee or its Agent elects to accept shipment at carrier's terminal located at Reconsignment Point, charges will be assessed on the basis of the applicable rates from point of Origin to Reconsignment Point, plus Reconsignment Charges as shown in Sect 3.

NOTE E--The provisions governing reconsignment “Prior To Tender Of Delivery” will apply only when carrier receives the request for reconsignment:

1. Before shipment has been loaded on delivery vehicle, in cases where shipment is transferred to a City delivery vehicle for delivery; or

2. Before shipment has been dispatched for delivery in cases where shipment is not transferred to City vehicle for delivery. Thereafter, the provisions governing reconsignment “After Tender For Delivery” will apply.

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REDELIVERY – ITEM 830

 

1. When a shipment is tendered for delivery, and through no fault of the carrier, such delivery cannot be accomplished, no further tender will be made except upon request.

2. Additional tenders and final delivery services will be provided and assessed the redelivery charges shown in this item.

3. Such charges will be in addition to all other lawfully applicable charges, and must be paid, or guaranteed to the satisfaction of the carrier, by the party or parties requesting redelivery, before the shipment is redelivered.

4. If one or more additional tenders, or final delivery of the shipment, are made at consignee's place, the Redelivery Charges will be:

Charge per 100 pounds - $2.50;

Minimum Charge Per Shipment, other than Order Notify Shipment - $20.00;

Minimum Charge Per Order Notify Shipment - $88.20;

Maximum Charge Per Shipment; or Per Vehicle,

if more than one vehicle is used to transport the shipment - $150.00.

5. If, in lieu of final delivery at consignee's place, consignee elects to accept delivery of the shipment at carrier's premises, charges will be:

Charge per 100 pounds - $1.00;

Minimum Charge Per Shipment, other than Order Notify Shipment - $10.00;

Charge Per Order Notify Shipment - $88.20;

Minimum Charge Per Shipment - $121.54.

 

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REFERENCE TO TARIFFS, CLASSIFICATIONS OR PORTIONS THEREOF – ITEM 845

 

Where reference is made to tariffs, classifications or portions thereof such reference will include amendments to or successive issues of such tariffs, classifications or portions thereof.

 

 

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REISSUED MATTER, METHOD OF DENOTING IN SUPPLEMENTS – ITEM 846

 

a. Matter brought forward without change from a supplement being cancelled into another supplement will be designated as reissued by the existence of a number enclosed within brackets, i.e.{  }.

b. The number represents the supplement in which the reissued matter first appeared in its currently effective form.

c. To determine its original effective date, consult the supplement in which the reissued matter first became effective.

 

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REPORTING CHARGE--ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - ITEM 850


Each shipment containing alcoholic beverages, originating at or destined to, or transported through points in any state in which the common carrier is required to report such shipments to the state or any other governmental agency, by filing a report showing the date, point of origin, point of delivery, size or quantity, and to whom delivered, or similar information, will be subject to a reporting charge to apply in addition to all other applicable charges, as follows:

Charge per shipment - $61.41.

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SINGLE SHIPMENT PICKUP CHARGE – ITEM 751

1. On a single shipment picked-up at one time and place, unaccompanied by any other shipment of any description from the same pickup site, which rates at a Minimum Charge will be assessed an additional fee of $65.48
2. The provisions of this item are NA:

a. On shipments tendered at the carrier’s terminal by consignor or consignor’s agent.
b. On shipments picked-up at the same time and place with any other shipment of any description from the same consignor, whether moving in interstate, intrastate, intra-city or foreign commerce to any destination within or beyond the territorial scope of this tariff.

 

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SORTING AND SEGREGATING FREIGHT – ITEM 756

 

When carrier is required to sort and/or segregate a shipment or unload pallets and restack according to customer specifications, the following charge will apply in addition to all other lawful charges:

$1.32 per piece

$53.52 Min

$494.80 Max

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SPECIAL SERVICES--FORK LIFT/LIFTGATE – ITEM 890

 

1. The provisions of this item apply only on Import or Export traffic at U.S.-Mexico Border Points in Texas.

2. On any shipment that requires a fork lift service for handling freight at site of loading or unloading, other than at carrier's terminal, the carrier will endeavor to arrange for the furnishing of such fork lift equipment, and the necessary personnel to operate this equipment. A charge for each forklift, and operator, furnished will be assessed, as follows:

Charge per half hour, or fraction thereof for forklift - $116.16 per cwt with minimum of $175.52.

Charge for lift gate origin: LFO $5.47 cwt or $104.75 minimum with $426.26 max charge

Charge for lift gate destination: LFD $5.47 cwt or $104.75 minimum with $426.26 max charge

 

3. The service provided for in this item will only be furnished upon specific request of the Consignor, Consignee, Broker, or any other party responsible for the tender or receipt of such shipment. The charges accruing under the provisions of this item shall be collected from the party requesting the fork lift service.

4. Charges shall be computed from the time the fork lift equipment is put into actual use in loading or unloading the shipment, and shall run until use of the fork lift equipment is terminated.

 

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SPECIAL SERVICES--FORK LIFT - ITEM 890-1


1. The provisions of this item apply only on Import or Export traffic at U.S.-Mexico Border Points in Texas.

2. On any shipment that requires a fork lift service for handling freight at site of loading or unloading, other than at carrier's terminal, the carrier will endeavor to arrange for the furnishing of such fork lift equipment, and the necessary personnel to operate this equipment. A charge for each forklift, and operator, furnished will be assessed, as follows:
Charge per hour, or fraction thereof - $116.16.

3. The service provided for in this item will only be furnished upon specific request of the Consignor, Consignee, Broker, or any other party responsible for the tender or receipt of such shipment. The charges accruing under the provisions of this item shall be collected from the party requesting the fork lift service.

4. Charges shall be computed from the time the fork lift equipment is put into actual use in loading or unloading the shipment, and shall run until use of the fork lift equipment is terminated.

Liftgate origin/destination $5.12 CWT; $97.98 Min; $398.75 Max
Forklift origin $116.16 CWT; $175.52 Min

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SPECIAL SERVICES - QUOTATIONS OF ESTIMATED CHARGES - ITEM 890-2


1. When carrier has furnished, either orally or in writing, an estimate of published tariff charges, such estimate will be given on basis of effective published tariff provisions as applies to those facts concerning shipments which are made known to carrier.

2. Estimates of freight charges are furnished as a convenience to shipping public and represent nothing more than an approximation of freight charges, which is not binding either on carrier or shipper.

3. All transportation charges on a shipment will be assessed on basis of published tariff provisions legally in effect at time of shipment as applies to commodity shipped and transportation and related services performed in connection therewith.

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SPECIAL SERVICES--SECURITY CHECKS - ITEM 890-3


SECTION 1



1. When at the request of the Consignor or Consignee, the carrier's vehicle is detained in excess of ten (10) minutes after being loaded, or unloaded, for the purpose of a security check or a check for contamination, a charge for such delay shall be assessed, as follows:
Charge per vehicle per each 30 minutes, or fraction thereof - $64.62; Minimum charge per vehicle - $64.62.

2. Estimates of freight charges are furnished as a convenience to shipping public and represent nothing more than an approximation of freight charges, which is not binding either on carrier or shipper.

3. All transportation charges on a shipment will be assessed on basis of published tariff provisions legally in effect at time of shipment as applies to commodity shipped and transportation and related services performed in connection therewith.

SECTION 2



2. When at the request of the Consignor, a loaded vehicle is required to be unloaded, audited and reloaded, or is recalled back to the Consignor's loading dock for the purpose of unloading, auditing and reloading of the shipment(s) previously tendered to the carrier, the following provisions shall apply:
a. The carrier's driver shall not be required to assist in the unloading, auditing or reloading of the trailer, except when necessary to account for the freight.
b. A charge for the delay shall be assessed, as follows:
Charge per vehicle per each 30 minutes, or fraction thereof - $64.62; Minimum charge per vehicle - $64.62;
c. Computation of time will begin when the driver is notified that the vehicle is to be recalled and will end when the reloaded vehicle is released to the carrier.

SECTION 3



1. The provisions of Sections 1 and 2 of this item apply only when the delay occurs after the Consignor has signed the Bill of Lading or the shipment is under the full custody and control of the carrier's driver.
2. All charges will be assessed against the party requesting such service irrespective of whether linehaul charges are Prepaid or Collect.

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SPECIAL SERVICES - QUOTATIONS OF ESTIMATED CHARGES – ITEM 891

 

1. When carrier has furnished, either orally or in writing, an estimate of published tariff charges, such estimate will be given on basis of effective published tariff provisions as applies to those facts concerning shipments which are made known to carrier.

2. Estimates of freight charges are furnished as a convenience to shipping public and represent nothing more than an approximation of freight charges, which is not binding either on carrier or shipper.

3. All transportation charges on a shipment will be assessed on basis of published tariff provisions legally in effect at time of shipment as applies to commodity shipped and transportation and related services performed in connection therewith.

 

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STOPOFF IN-TRANSIT FOR TL ONLY - ITEM 905

A shipment tendered on one bill of lading or shipping receipt, from one consignor consigned to one consignee, may be stopped in transit at any point or place between the origin and final destination for the purpose or partial loading and/or unloading, subject to the following:

1. As to shipments moving on mileage rates, mileage will be determined by the shortest route via the stop-off point or points from origin to destination in accordance PC Miler.

2. The bill of lading or shipping order must show the point or points at which the shipment is to be stopped for partial loading or unloading together with a complete description of the kind and quantity of freight to be loaded or unloaded at each point and the name and address of the party to whom each portion is to be delivered.

3. If pickup and/or delivery is made at two or more different addresses in the same point (city, town or village), each pickup and/or delivery will be considered a separate stop in the application of this rule.

4. The substitution of other property for that originally loaded or the exchange of contents of the load in any manner is prohibited.

5. The word "stops" or "stop", as used herein, means the stopping for the purpose of partial loading or for partial unloading, excluding the initial loading at origin, the final unloading at destination.

6. The charge for each stop-in-transit for partial loading or unloading exclusive of those at initial origin and final destination is:

Per stop off..................$196.70.

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STORAGE – ITEM 910

 

Freight held in carrier's possession by reason of an act or an omission of the consignor, consignee or owner, or for customs clearance or inspection, and through no fault of the carrier, will be considered stored immediately and will be subject to the following provisions:

1. Storage charges on freight awaiting line-haul transportation will begin at 7:00 A.M., the day after freight is received by the carrier.

2. a. Storage charges on undelivered freight will begin at 7:00 A.M., the first day of business after notice of arrival has been given as provided in ITEM 345 (ARRIVAL NOTICE). However, no charges under this item will be made when actual tender of delivery is made within 24 hours after such notice of arrival has been given, nor on the date the shipment is actually delivered.

b. When the carrier has been given instructions at time of shipment or prior to giving notice of arrival as provided in ITEM 345 (ARRIVAL NOTICE), that the consignee will not accept freight for more than 24 hours, storage will begin at 7:00 A.M. the first business day after arrival at carrier's destination terminal.

c. The term “FIRST DAY OF BUSINESS” as used in this item means Mondays through Fridays, excluding Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays)

3. Freight, other than that provided for in Paragraph 4, when stored in carrier's possession, will be assessed the following charges:

Charge per cwt. or fraction thereof per 24 hours or fraction thereof - $2.81;

Minimum Charge per shipment per each 24 hours - $70.15;

4. Freight stored in carrier's possession which is subject to TL or VOL rates or which is subject to the provisions of ITEM 470 (EXCLUSIVE USE OF VEHICLE) will be assessed the following charge:

Charge per trailer/per day: $50.00

if more than one vehicle is used to transport the shipment - $100.00.

5. Storage charges under this item will end when carrier is enabled to deliver or transport the freight as a result of action by the consignee, consignor, owner or Customs Official.

6. a. Storage charges under this item will not apply on the day carrier places the freight in a public warehouse. When carrier does place the freight in a public warehouse the following charge will be assessed if more than one vehicle is used to transport the shipment from carrier's terminal to the warehouse:

Charge per 100 lbs. - $3.60;

Minimum Charge per shipment per vehicle - $100.00;

b. Carrier will not be responsible for any charges accruing to the public warehouse.

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STOPOFF FOR PARTIAL LOADING OR UNLOADING – ITEM 900

 

A single shipment, subject to single shipment charge or TL or VOL rates, may be stopped for partial loading or partial unloading subject to the following provisions:

SECTION 1--GENERAL PROVISIONS

1. After initial pickup stop at origin, and prior to final delivery stop at destination, shipment(s) may be stopped for the purpose of picking-up or delivering component parts of a single shipment at origin, at points enroute to destination or at destination.

2. Pickup or delivery service may be performed at additional loading or unloading sites at origin, destination or at intermediate stop off points within continuous private property at the place of the party receiving the service. Continuous private property may be intersected by no more than one public street or thoroughfare.

3. The greatest mileage between any point of loading and any point of unloading will determine the point of origin and the point of destination for the application of this rule.

4. All mileage referred to in this item shall be computed by use of the Tariff HGB 100 series (MILEAGE GUIDE).

SECTION 2--LIMITATIONS

1. Except as provided in Section 1, Paragraph 2, above, each stop off is limited to one setting of the vehicle as provided in ITEM 750 (PICKUP OR DELIVERY SERVICE).

2. On joint-line traffic, stop off privileges apply only when the entire shipment is delivered to a connecting carrier, or if stop off has already been accorded, when the entire remaining portion of the shipment is delivered to one connecting carrier.

3. Stop offs for partial loading, or partial unloading will not be permitted on shipments moving “COD” “IN BOND” “TO ORDER” “ORDER-NOTIFY” “ORDER CARE OF” nor on which Section 7 (Non-Recourse Clause) of the Bill of Lading has been executed.

4. This item will not apply to that portion of any shipment having origin, destination and entire transportation within a single state.

5. The substitution of freight for that originally loaded or any exchange of contents at a point or place of stop off is prohibited.

6. All of the component parts of a shipment must be loaded and in transit before any stop is made for partial unloading.

7. This item will not apply on containerized shipments moving as one unit of freight, whether in wheeled trailers or containers or other than in wheeled trailers or containers.

SECTION 3--STOPOFF CHARGES

1. The initial pickup stop and the final delivery stop are not subject to stop off charges.

2. Each stop for either partial loading or partial unloading, including each stop at piers or wharves, will be subject to a stop off charge, as follows:

Charge per stop - $75.00

3. Each stop at additional loading or unloading sites within a point, will be subject to a stop off charge, as follows:

Charge per stop - $75.00.

This charge is in addition to the charges provided in Paragraph 2 of this Section.

SECTION 4--LINE HAUL CHARGES

1. Charges shall be determined on the basis of the minimum weight, or actual weight if greater, of the entire shipment at the rate or rates applicable:

a. FROM the point of initial origin; or

b. FROM any intermediate point where shipment is stopped for partial loading.

c. TO any intermediate point where shipment is stopped for partial unloading; or

d. TO the point of final destination from and to which the highest charges are applicable.

2. a. If the total distance from initial origin to final destination, via the stop off point(s) exceeds 115 percent of the shortest mileage from initial origin to final destination, that distance in excess of 115 percent will be charged for at:

Rate per mile of $ 2.90.

b. The greatest mileage between any point of loading and any point of unloading will determine the “initial point of origin” and “the final point of destination” for the purpose of applying the circuitry provisions and determining the excess mileage, if any, and the charge therefore.

SECTION 5--PREPAYMENT OF CHARGES

All charges must be PREPAID by Consignor, except on shipments moving on Government Bills of Lading, and only one freight bill will be issued for the entire shipment. However, charges may be COLLECT when they are guaranteed by the Consignor and so noted on the Bill of Lading at the time of shipment. All charges to be collected from the Consignee at final destination.

SECTION 6--FAILURE TO DELIVER STOPOFF FREIGHT

When the Bill of Lading requires stop-off to unload a component part of the shipment and carrier is unable during business hours to effect delivery of such freight at the point or place of stop-off, that undelivered portion of such shipment(s) shall then be subject to rules and regulations governing unclaimed freight and Storage and Redelivery of freight, to the extent that such services are applicable.

SECTION 7--MARKING OR TAGGING SHIPMENTS

Except where shipments consist of identical packages or pieces, or where the various lots of freight comprising the shipment are of such nature as to be easily identified and segregated, each piece or package in any shipment stopped for partial unloading, must be plainly and durably marked, stenciled or tagged by Consignor in such manner that each lot of freight intended for delivery at a particular point or place of stop-off will be readily distinguishable from all other freight in the shipment.

SECTION 8--STOPOFF HANDLED IN SEPARATE VEHICLES

For carrier's convenience, any portion of the shipment may be picked-up, transported, or delivered in separate vehicle(s), and all portions of the shipment need not be transported through the stop-off point(s).

SECTION 9--SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Arrangements for any stop-off service provided in this item must be made with the originating carrier before shipment, or any portion thereof, is tendered for transportation.

2. The entire shipment must be available for pickup at time of tender.

3. The Consignor must tender the part lots in the order required by the carrier.

4. The party or parties authorized and designated by the Consignor to accept or tender freight at a point or place of stop-off may be the same or other than the billed Consignee.

5. The Bill of Lading shall designate the following:

Stop-off point(s) and places;

The weight, quantities, markings and description of articles to be loaded or unloaded at each point or place of stop-off;

The name and address of the party authorized to tender freight or to accept freight for unloading at point or place of stop-off.

 

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TEB - TRANSPORTATION AND EXPORTATION BONDED SHIPMENT - ITEM 851

Applies to customs moving:

a. Under Customs Bonds for US or Canadian Customs

b. Under temporary import bond TIB

c. Under CF3495 Carnet

d. Under Certificate of registration CF4455

1. A temporary permit must be issued for movement of each bond (Customs Form 7512).

2. Freight moving in bond may not be included in the same shipment on the same bill of lading with freight not moving in bond.

3. Each Immediate Transportation Permit (IT Permit) issued for movement of an in-bond shipment will be considered as a separate shipment and must be accompanied by one bill of lading and shipping order.

4. In addition to all other charges, shipments moving to/from points of Canada and the United States shall be subject to additional charges related to Customs processing, border delays, increased security, technology related requirements and/or investments.

a. All charges in this item apply to each customs clearance individually.

TEB Charges: $72.13

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TERMINAL AREAS – ITEM 940

 

SECTION 1--INCORPORATED MUNICIPALITIES

Except as otherwise provided, rates, rules and regulations provided in tariffs governed by this tariff will apply:

1. FROM and TO points named, and points and places within the corporate limits of an incorporated municipality; and additionally

2. FROM and TO the following points, places and areas located within the United States:

a. All unincorporated areas within the following distances of the corporate limits of the specified municipality if it has a population of:

(1) Less than 2,500 two (2) miles

(2) 2,500 or more, but less than 25,000 three (3) miles

(3) 25,000 or more, but less than 100,000 four (4) miles

(4) 100,000 or more five (5) miles

Distances are air line distances and population is as reported by the last U.S. decennial census.

b. All places in any other incorporated municipality any part of which is located within the limits described in Paragraph 2a of this Section.

c. All places in any other incorporated municipality which is wholly surrounded, or wholly surrounded, except for a water boundary, by any municipality included under the terms of Paragraph 2b of this Section.

SECTION 2--UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES

Except as otherwise provided, rates, rules and regulations provided in tariffs governed by this tariff will apply:

1. FROM and TO points named; and additionally

2. FROM and TO places and areas located with the United States, as follows:

a. All places within the following distances of the Post Office of the same name in the unincorporated community if such community has a population of:

(1) Less than 2,500 two and one-half (2.5) miles

(2) 2,500 or more, but less than 25,000 four (4) miles

(3) 25,000 or more five and one-half (5.5) miles

Distances are air line distances. If the community does not have a post office of the same name, distances will be measured from the generally recognized business center. Population is as reported by the last U.S. decennial census if the population of the community is so reported.

b. All places in any incorporated municipality any part of which is within the limits described in Paragraph 2a of this Section.

c. All points in any other incorporated municipality which is wholly surrounded, or wholly surrounded, except for a water boundary, by any municipality included under the terms of in Paragraph 2b of this Section.

SECTION 3--GENERAL PROVISIONS

1. The provisions of this item are NA in establishing rates from or to points, from or to which rates, either class of commodity, are specifically published, either in this tariff or in other tariffs making reference to this tariff as a governing publication.

2. If the place of collection or delivery lies within the pickup and delivery limits of two or more points of origin or destination, the rate applicable will be that from or to the points from or to which the lower or lowest rate is provided.

 

 

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TERMINAL CHARGES AT PORTS – ITEM 950

 

Unless otherwise provided, the rates and charges published in tariffs governed by this tariff do not include Tollage, Wharfage, Usage, Loading or Unloading Charges, or any other Port Terminal Charges at Piers, Wharves, Dockside Terminals or Warehouses, and carriers will not absorb such charges.

 

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TERMS – ITEM 945

Any discount or flat rate applied to freight charges are applicable and allowed if paid within 30 days of:

 

A. Billing date for shipments moving freight prepaid or third party
B. Delivery date for shipments moving freight collect

 

If freight charges are not paid within this time period carrier reserves the right to remove discount or flat rate and apply undiscounted HRCF tariff to said shipment.

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TRANSFER OF LADING – ITEM 959

 

When shipments, subject to TL or VOL rates, cannot be picked-up with the vehicle to be used in transporting the shipment over the high way, and the carrier is required to render pickup service with a different vehicle, such shipments will be subject to the charges in Paragraph 4, in addition to all other applicable charges. These charges will be collected from the Consignor.

When shipments, subject to TL or VOL rates, cannot be delivered with the vehicle used in transporting the shipment over the highway, the carrier will notify the Consignee of this fact in the manner provided in ITEM 345 (ARRIVAL NOTICE).If the Consignee requests the carrier to render delivery service with a different vehicle, such shipments will be subject to the charges in Paragraph 4, in addition to redelivery charges when performed, and all other applicable charges.Unless the Bill of Lading is specifically endorsed to show prepayment of these charges, they will be collected from the Consignee.

When Consignor or Consignee requests that shipments, subject to TL or VOL rates, be picked-up or delivered on a vehicle, other than the vehicle used in transporting the shipment over the highway, the charges in Paragraph 4 will apply. Unless the Bill of Lading is specifically endorsed to show prepayment of these charges, they will be collected from the party requesting the service.

Each vehicle required for original pickup and/or final delivery will be considered a separate transfer. The charge for the transfer services outlined in this item will be:

Charge per 100 pounds - $2.90;

Minimum Charge Per shipment - $180.00

5.When 90% of the shipment is loaded on pallets, or other devices which permit mechanical unloading, and shipment will be picked up or delivered in the same manner, the following transfer charges will apply:

Charge per 100 pounds - $1.25;

Minimum Charge Per shipment - $80.00.

 

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TRANSFER OF SERVICE--INTERCHANGE POINTS – ITEM 960

 

Joint rates include all charges for drayage or other transfer service at intermediate transfer points on shipments handled through and not stopped for special service at such intermediate transfer points.

 

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UNCRATED MACHINERY – ITEM 540

 

Where any article is tendered for shipment uncrated, unboxed, unwrapped, not palletized, or otherwise not secured within a container or covered to prevent loss or damage during transit, the release of said articles is not to exceed $0.10 per pound.

 

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UNDELIVERED RETURNED SHIPMENT – ITEM 980

 

Any undelivered shipment when returned to the shipper, shall be returned subject to the following provisions:

The point of return shall be the point of origin of the returned shipment.

The original point of origin shall be the point of destination of the returned shipment.

The applicable rates in effect on the date of the returned shipment will be applied on such returned movement and shall be in addition to all other applicable charges.

 

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VEHICLE FURNISHED, BUT NOT USED – ITEM 985

 

When carrier, upon receipt of a request to pick up a shipment, has dispatched a vehicle for that purpose, and due to no fault of the carrier, the shipment is not tendered or the vehicle is not used a charge will be assessed.

 

A. CXE - Exclusive use - If the shipment requires exclusive use, the charge will be $93.66 per 30 minutes. Time will be determined from the point of dispatch of said truck, to the lesser of, point of next use of the truck or return to terminal.
B. CXN - Non-exclusive use - if the shipment does not require exclusive use, a flat fee of $131.25 will be issued.

 

No charge will be assessed if the carrier is notified 90 minutes prior to the dispatching of the vehicle for pickup purposes.
Charge will be assessed against the party making such request.

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WASTE TIRE MANAGEMENT FEE – ITEM 568

 

When carrier is requested to transport Waste Tires (used tires) within or between California a charge per shipment will be assessed as follows: $77.22 per shipment

 

Shippers and receivers of Waste tires must register with the State of California and obtain a Tire ID #. No deliveries will be made without a valid California Tire Id.

More information can be found here. http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Manifest/default.htm#PROGPART. http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Manifest/default.htm#PROGPART

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WEIGHT AND WEIGHING – ITEM 992

 

SECTION 1 -- SHIPMENT WEIGHT

1. Shipments will be weighed by the carrier when such weighing facilities are available at point of origin or destination of the shipment, or enroute.

2. If weighing facilities are not available, the shipper shall furnish the carrier with a statement, in writing, indicating the gross weight of the shipment tendered. Carrier will accept such written statement as evidence of the weight of the shipment.

                                                                     

SECTION 2 -- WEIGHT VERIFICATION

1. Carrier will verify the weight of any shipment upon request by either the Consignor or Consignee.

2. Such verification will only be made while in the custody of the carrier.

3. A charge per shipment, or per vehicle if more than one vehicle is used to transport the shipment, will be made for such verification OF:

$38.23.

4. This charge is to be paid by the party requesting the service.

 

 

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WEIGHTS--GROSS WEIGHTS AND DUNNAGE – ITEM 995

 

SECTION 1--GROSS WEIGHTS

1. Unless otherwise provided, charges shall be computed on actual gross weights, except when estimated weights are authorized such estimated weights shall be used.

2.       a. When shipper misstates the weight of the shipment, as tendered, on Bill of Lading, and shipment moves subject to Consignor load, and actual weight of shipment is found to be in excess of the legal weight limitations by public authority; or when shipment moves between Consignor's point of loading location and the location of the carrier's scales, and the shipment's actual weight is found to be in excess of the legal weight limitations by public authority, any resulting fine or penalty to the carrier will be the responsibility of the shipper.

b. In all instances such fines or penalties are the responsibility of the Consignor having control over the physical loading of the shipment. Such fine or penalty being added to the other charges accruing to the shipment.

c. The Consignor will not be held responsible for any fine or penalty if the gross shipment weight, determined by the combined total of the vehicle tare weight on carrier's pickup slip and the actual net weight of the shipment, do not exceed the gross weight laws applicable to the shipment.

SECTION 2--DUNNAGE

1. Any temporary blocking, flooring or lining, racks, standards, strips, stakes or similar bracing, dunnage or supports not constituting a shipping carrier, container or package, or a part of the vehicle:

Shall be included in determining the weight of the shipment.

When required to protect and make shipments, subject to other than LTL or AQ Classes or rates, secure for transportation, must be furnished and installed by the Consignor, except that such materials may be installed by the carrier, subject to the following provisions:

(1) Materials will be furnished by the Consignor. However, if materials are furnished by the carrier, in lieu of the Consignor, the charge for such materials will be paid for by the Consignor upon presentation of invoice by the carrier.

(2) A charge for labor necessary for such installation by the carrier will be paid by the Consignor upon presentation of invoice by the carrier, as follows:

Charge Per Man, Per Hour, or fraction thereof - $27.00.

2. Reel chocks made of wood or steel, or wood and steel combined with rubber composition base or surface, held in place against reel by spring tension, to protect and make secure TL or VOL shipments of articles shipped on reels, shall be considered as constituting a part of the vehicle in applying the provisions of this item.

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